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I found Yes Man to be a delightful re-make of the old Jim Carrey with his elastic face and light hearted humour.
The story follows Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) a loser stuck in a dead end job with no future hopes who sits at home wasting time watching DVDs avoiding time with friends and replies with a resounding “No” to life and every questioned asked in and about it.
This is until he meets an old friend Nick (John Michael Higgins) who has recently returned from exciting adventures previously he was as boring as Carl but had attended a positivity seminar called YES and tells Carl that he must attend and Carl reluctantly agrees Nick then throws a stone through the bank window wrestles with the guards then runs away.
Carl eventually attends the YES seminar hosted by Terrence Bundley (Terence Stamp) who teaches Carl about the benefits of positivity and saying “Yes” after initial reluctance Carl accepts this as his new philosophy and eventually begins to say “Yes” to everything.
After being tricked ,as Carl now say “yes” to everything, into driving a homeless guy to a park running out of gas and cell phone battery he wanders through the darkness to get gas this is where he meets the eccentric but beautiful Allison (Zooey Deschanel) who offers him a ride on his scooter remembering his new philosophy he agrees and is smitten by her and begins to discover why life is worth living.
Carl finds that by saying yes it has a karmic effect and takes him on a wild ride throughout the whole film I would highly recommend this to Jim Carrey fans and even those who don’t like him as you will find this comedy a welcome change from dark humour to positive fun humour .
Yes Man also stars our very own Rhys Darby (Norman/Norm) who plays a great supporting role almost the same as his character in Flight of the Concords.
This movie was hilarious for the first half. Without giving to much away to ruin the movie, the first half, with the two of them fighting, is just hilarious. They act exactly like what I would picture young children acting like when they have a step-family. Competing for attention, arguing, just plan out funny. Will Ferrell and John C Reily just play off each other so well, which is why they keep making movies together (“Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby”,). Two of them have a great chemistry where they can play off each other. They can argue, but then unite as friends, and you actually believe them to be brothers. Now the 2nd half of the film has its moments, but once they unite as a team, the fun antics and spoild kid jokes stop, although still enjoyable and touching movie. I would give it 4 out of 5 stars. And would reccomend it for a laugh at anytime.
– N Nicholson