Yes Man

One word can change everything
One word can change everything


YES MAN (12)
D: Peyton Reed
Warner Bros./Village Roadshow (David Heyman & Richard D. Zanuck)
US/UK 2008
104 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Nicholas Stoller [based on the book by Danny Wallace]
DP: Robert D. Yeoman
Ed: Craig Alpert
Mus: Lyle Workman
 
Jim Carrey (Carl Allen), Zooey Deschanel (Allison), Bradley Cooper (Peter), John Michael Higgins (Nick Lane), Terence Stamp (Terrence Bundly)
 

A surprisingly fun comedy.

Comparisons will be made with Liar, Liar which also stars Jim Carrey as a man unable to say a lie, whereas in this he's a man unable to say no.

Over the past decade, Carrey has tried to shy away from the rubberface act which made him famous, but it returns in effect here with his best out-and-out comedy film since Bruce Almighty.

He begins the movie as an introverted recluse (yes, really) who attends a seminar and is empowered to go an entire year saying yes to any question or request so his life will change for the better. A sweet relationship develops with Zooey Deschanel and the movie does have a good share of both funny and sweet moments.

I won't say this is Carrey's best movie of his funniest performance. It's all pretty much more of the same.

Zooey Deschanel is kooky and adorable though. I just think she's ace (I certainly wouldn't say no to her).

7/10

Zooey Deschanel in Yes Man
Zooey Deschanel in Yes Man