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One word can change everything.
Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is a loan officer who has decided to coast through life, refusing offers from all and sundry. He's a nice bloke, but having been knocked to the floor by a divorce three years earlier, he has decided to just lay there. An encounter with a self-help guru (Terence Stamp) leaves him with a covenant - to say Yes! to whatever is offered to him.Almost immediately he meets a girl, he gets a promotion, and appears to be sucking the marrow of life.
Movie Poster,Yes Man
|This being a Jim Carrey film, his attempts to avoid unpleasant situations, and his succumbing to them have equal opportunities for full-body comedy.|
Largely this film doesn't inflict raw slapstick on the audience, but there are a couple of seriously cringe-worthy moments.
This isn't a deep movie, the message is short, simple, and requires no serious thought. It's USAmerican deep -- philosophy you could put on a bumper sticker or a T-shirt.
If you're not very demanding of your movies, say "Yes" to Yes Man.
|by Ali Kayn|
Due for Australian release 1-Jan-2009
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See also: Jim Carrey also appears in The Truman Show and Liar, Liar
Zooey Deschanel also appears in Failure to Launch
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