Jim Carrey's 'Yes Man': Worried you'll be saying no, no, no? | EW.com

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Jim Carrey's 'Yes Man': Worried you'll be saying no, no, no?

The more I see the trailer for the movie adaptation of Danny Wallace’s Yes Man, the more nervous I get. I understand that adaptation means that parts of the book can and will be changed, but the emotional impact should stay the same, right? That stale hyped-up-on-Red Bull bit is what has me on alert: the acting is classic over-the-top Carrey. If this tall-tale movie is going to stay at all relatable, we’ll need to see the more subtle version of Jim – the one capable of letting the situation be funnier than he is, of showing the vulnerability needed for you to believe that the reason his character had become anti-social isn’t simply that he’s a douche, of keeping you from wishing they’d cast someone like Paul Rudd (whose dry wit would seem more akin to Wallace’s, no?).

Am I reading too much into those few seconds of the trailer (below), or are you, too, worried that the humor and heart of the book will be lost in translation?

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