Yes ManDecember 17, 2008
A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.
Release Year: 2008
Rating: 6.9/10 (112,596 voted)
Critic's Score: 46/100
Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper
Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future… Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken.
Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul
John Michael Higgins
John Cothran Jr.
(as John Cothran)
The era of yes has begun.
Release Date: 17 December 2008
Filming Locations: 5928 York Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $18,262,471
(21 December 2008)
(5 April 2009)
Did You Know?
Bradley Cooper and Zooey Deschanel previously worked together on
Failure to Launch.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
When Carl is singing the song "Jumper" to the man on the ledge, he sings it incorrectly. He sings "And if you never want to see me again, I would understand." The actual lyric is "And if you do not want to see me again, I would understand."
[refusing incoming cell phone call]
[refusing another incoming call]
No means no.
Being lucky, I already saw "Yes Man" and was pleasantly surprised. Jim
Carrey is not really my all time favorite (despite his comic talent and
acting skills), but in this movie he seems to have hit the spot.
The story itself is really simple: Carl (Jim Carrey), a very negative
man, goes to a meeting among the very positive Yes people, whose
charismatic leader (Terence Stamp) preaches that one should say Yes to
all questions and agree with all propositions. Carl is reluctantly
convinced to try it out, and after meeting a girl on a scooter (the
ever so lovely Zooey Deschanel) all sorts of things start happening
around him. But being 100% positive might be tricky sometimes…
It is all very silly, of course – but this feel-good comedy has a small
undertone of seriousness as well. And it has a great cast, many
delightful scenes, a reasonably relaxed Jim Carrey and a lighthearted
style. Y/N? I say Y.