Yes Man Carl (Jim Carrey), a loan officer so morose he needs to have his arm twisted to go for drinks with friends, is ripe for conversion… Yes Man Carl (Jim Carrey), a loan officer so morose he needs to have his arm twisted to go for drinks with friends, is ripe for conversion… 2008-12-19 PG-13 PT104M Comedy Jim Carrey Zooey Deschanel Terence Stamp Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Yes Man (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Jim Carrey, Yes Man | CHANGING HIS TUNE Jim Carrey is a dour man who embraces the positive in the too predictable comedy Yes Man
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CHANGING HIS TUNE Jim Carrey is a dour man who embraces the positive in the too predictable comedy Yes Man
EW's GRADE
B-

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

Carl (Jim Carrey), a loan officer so morose he needs to have his arm twisted to go for drinks with friends, is ripe for conversion by a self-help guru (Terence Stamp) who orders him to say ''yes'' to everything. Soon he's giving cash to a bum, learning Korean, talking a man off a ledge, and wooing a punk rocker (Zooey Deschanel) he would never have met without his new ''philosophy.'' This is basically a nerd-loosening-his-tie romantic comedy done in the manic-compulsive mode of Liar Liar. It has more chuckles than guffaws, though, maybe because Carrey has always been a comic actor who says yes yes yes. Literalizing that impulse only robs it of surprise. B–

Originally posted Dec 17, 2008 Published in issue #1029 Jan 09, 2009 Order article reprints
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