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Yes Man (2008)

Details Release Date: Dec 19, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 104 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Jim Carrey; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: December 19

Carrey stars as a lonely loan officer who suddenly vows to say yes to every opportunity that comes his way in Yes Man. But it was longtime Carrey fan Bradley Cooper who fell over himself to say yes to costarring as Carrey's best friend. ''I just didn't want to mess up,'' he says. Little did Cooper know that his nose would nearly be broken by the comedic contortionist. ''There was a brawl scene outside a bar and there were 15 extras and stuntmen, and Jim shouts, 'Let's just do it,''' says Cooper. ''These guys ram into each other, and in one take, Jim pops his head up and bashes me in the nose.''

That was nothing compared with the violence Carrey seemed to inflict on himself during production. According to Deschanel, who plays Carrey's free-spirited indie-rocker love interest, Carrey surprised everyone on the set one day by unexpectedly flinging himself over a four-and-a-half-foot partition between a living room and a kitchen. ''I have no idea if it's in the movie,'' says Deschanel, who performs several comically bitter breakup ballads in the film. ''I just know it was extraordinary.''

Originally posted Oct 31, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints

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