Yes Man

Yes Man

Yes Man

Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen in a comedy about a man who takes it upon himself to say yes to everything he is asked for an entire year (seems eerily reminiscent of Liar, Liar when Carrey couldn't tell a lie). The underrated Zooey Deschanel (Almost Famous) stars as the love interest, and Flight of the Conchords' awesome Rhys Darby plays Carrey's boss. It is adapted from Danny Wallace's 2005 book, an autobiographical account of his own attempt to answer in the affirmative for six months of his life.

2009105 minsUSA
Comedy

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Yes Man / Reviews

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Yes Man is about leaving one’s comfort zone, trying new experiences and enjoying the untapped possibilities of life. It’s puzzling, then, that the movie doesn’t practice what it preaches. How frustrating that it remains content to follow such a conventional route.

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Variety

Variety

Genial but slim, picture is certainly a light-hearted alternative to weighty year-end awards bait, but the conceit isn't realized fully enough.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Yes Man rarely rises to genuine hilarity. It takes no risks, finds no inspiration and settles, like its hero, into a dull, noncommittal middle ground. Should you see this movie? Maybe. Whatever. I don't care.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The comedy, to the extent there is any, consists mainly of Carrey's verbal asides and strained reactions to people. The script gives him very little to work with.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If you're thinking "yuck," you're right. I added the extra star for Zooey Deschanel, who is so delicious as his honey that you want not to say no to Yes Man.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Jim Carrey works the premise for all it's worth, but it doesn't allow him to bust loose and fly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Carrey's most satisfying live-action effort since "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's charming enough with some nice comedy touches, but the initially intriguing premise is soon railroaded out of sight by its desire to conform to a tried-and-tested cinematic formula.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

It exists as a hollow, plastic, and utterly disposable example of Hollywood doing what Hollywood does best: putting bums on seats, making money, and calculating the possibilities of a sequel.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

It won't set the world on fire and doesn't even intend to, but it will certainly keep you out of trouble for a couple of hours.

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