After attending a self-help seminar, a negative-thinking man (Jim Carrey) brings about an amazing change in his life by saying yes to everything.
" Despite some brief vulgarity, this Carrey comedy has charm and -- surprise! -- a worthwhile message. "
" Given the gloom of this season's holiday releases it is positively cheering just to see a character turn his frown upside down. "
" It's a small, nice return to form by Jim Carrey. "
" Jim Carrey's new comedy is enjoyable enough for what it is, a clever idea developed by fits and starts. "
" There are flat performances in the film, false situations and bad lines, but the laughs are there and the message about personal transformation is timeless. "
" Yes Man is a typical Carrey vehicle (schematically, it's a lot like Liar Liar), but it's better than most of them due to a top-notch supporting cast. "
" Yes Man is fine as far as Carrey comedies go, but it's even better as a love story that just happens to make you laugh. "
" Contrived and silly to say the least. "
" I think this movie needs to be skipped. "
" If you own the superior Liar Liar, you might as well stay home and watch it again. When Hollywood can't be both-ered to come up with new ideas, we have every right to just say no. "
" If you're thinking 'yuck,' you're right. "
" It's obvious Carrey still has the juice; he just needs someone to give him the right squeeze. "
" Not far from that of Liar Liar, one of Mr. Carrey's biggest hits of the mid-'90s...That film was a philosophical tour de force compared with this one. "
" Some of it is funny. Much of it isn't. The committee-written plot seems tired and recycled. "
" 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. "
" The first time I saw Yes Man, I thought the concept was getting kind of stale toward the end. As it turns out, that was only the trailer. "
" With Yes Man, Carrey has bled the well dry, doing everything he knows how to do, over and over again, just to prove that he still knows how to do it. "
" Yes Man puts him back in the same old quandary and, once again, Carrey lacks an identity. Alas, this time, he also lacks a script. "
Jim Carrey returns to his slapstick origins in this silly tale of a man who decides to change his life by saying "Yes" to any and every opportunity that comes his way. This includes offers such as attending his boss' Harry Potter-themed party, getting a blow job from the lonely old lady next door, and ordering a mail-order bride. On the more positive side, he also meets the spontaneous and exciting Allison and falls into a romance unlike anything he's ever experienced. Directed by Peyton Reed (The Break-Up), Yes Man isn't particularly original (in many ways it's only a slight twist on the same plotline of Carrey's Liar Liar), but Jim Carrey is still the master of physical comedy. Unfortunately, Yes Man does try to take itself a little too seriously at points, sadly missing out on the pure stupid joy of Carrey comedies from the past such as Dumb and Dumber and Me, Myself & Irene. Even so, it's enjoyable enough popcorn fare -- fun to watch and completely forgettable. It's plenty likable, but probably best to save your cash and rent this one in a few months.
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