“Yes Man” stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere—the operative word being “no”—until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say “yes” to everything…and anything. Unleashing the power of “YES” begins to transform Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.
I’m not a spoiler so I won’t tell the whole story. I really like the movie. I can’t remember when was the last time I laugh out loud in a movie, but Yes Man is successful in making me laugh. The story line is simple. It shows how Carl’s life changed with a simple YES.
I like Jim Carrey‘s acting in this movie. Unlike his other movies, he is not over acting in this movie. He seems he has toned it down. His acting is more mature.
I really love this scene where Carl sings Jumper by Third Eye Blind. I could even hear my husband singing the song. I’m pretty sure most of the people in the movie house are singing too.
Anyway, Zooey Deschanel is effortlessly charming. She plays a free spirit girl who teaches photography-while-jogging and she’s also a band vocalist. However, Jim Carrey looks too old for Zooey Deschanel. Hmmm the 18-year age difference between them is pretty obvious.
Nevertheless, I really enjoy the movie. So I say YES to this movie.
Peyton Reed (“The Break-Up,” “Bring It On”) directed “Yes Man” from a screenplay by Nicholas Stoller and Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel, based on the book by Danny Wallace. The film is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”) and David Heyman (the “Harry Potter” films, “I Am Legend”). Marty Ewing, Dana Goldberg and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
“Yes Man” also stars Zooey Deschanel (“Bridge to Terabithia”), Bradley Cooper (“Wedding Crashers”), John Michael Higgins (“Fred Claus”) and Terence Stamp (“Get Smart”). Rounding out the cast are Rhys Darby, Danny Masterson, Fionnula Flanagan, Sasha Alexander, Molly Sims, Brent Briscoe, Rocky Carroll, John Cothran and Spencer Garrett.
The film’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Robert Yeoman, production designer Andrew Laws, editor Craig Alpert, costume designer Mark Bridges and composers Lyle Workman and Mark Oliver Everett.
“Yes Man” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Once again thanks to Azrael and Warner Brothers for the second movie press screening.
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