Yes Man

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Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Year: 2008

Nudity: None

One Sentence: I don't believe that Zooey would fall in love with Jim. 

To me this at least looked like it had potential, because I liked Liar, Liar, and this movie looked just like Liar, Liar. I mean I could tell the premise was different, but it pretty much felt the same.  Jim acting as the silly striaght man, in a situation where he has no control over some sort of function that leads him on wild and wacky adventures.  My hope was he at least was mostly going to be toned down.  Overall I felt like I was right about what I thought the movie was going to be, at least from a plot point of view.  However the movie ended up being far more a date movie that an outright comedy, and maybe even had some good messages. 

A date movie with a message does not a movie make however, and well Yes Man is mostly a No Thanks.  There are some funny parts, and I did laugh out loud, but at no point did I feel like this movie was anything better than a renter for you couples looking for something new on Netflix.  It had some good Jim Carrey moments, and Rhys Darby from Flight Of The Concords was quite hilarious, it didn't fill out enough to make me tell you all to go see it this weekend at the theater. Which is hard for me because of my blind support of anything Zooey Deschanel does. Who looked great, and was her usual self, except in cuter clothes. 

So the movie ended up being a romantic comedy, with a message, which I keep mentioning.  It talks about changing you life, doing what you want and making the right choices, and all these things ring true to me, and actually while watching made me reflect a little and made me feel good about watching the movie.  Then I thought about it and realized that you probably don't want a lecture and want to go see a comedy, so this is why I am saying skip it, because it ends up not being a comedy, but a life lesson with some humor thrown in.  Also I don't get that Zooey who looks 20 years younger than Jum Carrey would fall in love with him.  I guess if you are looking for a funny self-help book, this movie might be for you, the rest can rent or skip it. 

2 Stars 


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