Hidey Ho! Things are good here. Just got back from Cambodia. Ran into Angelina sans Brad. She really does amazing work. The conditions there are just unbelievable. I know they will improve. So, that has absolutely nada to do with this next pic.
JIM CARREY, ZOOEY DESCHANEL, SASHA ALEXANDER, TERRENCE STAMP, MOLLY SIMS, DANNY MASTERSON, BRADLEY COOPER, PATRICK LABYORTEAUX, FIONNULA FLANAGAN, RHYS DARBY
Color; interactive menus; scene access
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH, French, Spanish
Language and Sound:
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Original Release Date:
The main reason to see this is of course, JIM CARREY. He is funny and that is all there is to it. "YES MAN" is based
on a memoir by DANNY WALLACE. I had never heard of it. No matter, the story is pretty simple. Carl is not happy and he bumps into a guy from his past who tells him about this empowerment group that says, "YES", to everything, and that means everything. So, he does. His life changes. He meets up with a girl in a band, meekly played by ZOOEY DESCHANEL (ELF). His ex comes back into the picture and is played by MOLLY SIMMS (LAS VEGAS), who I thought was ROBIN WRIGHT PENN, and thought she was pretty good. The supporting cast is good. I always like to see TERRANCE STAMP. He plays the "YES" guru, and adds weight to the film. The best parts belong to Carrey, whose energy is really remarkable and his comedic skills just get better. I thought ZOOEY DESCHANEL was miscast or maybe I didn't like her character, not sure, but she just kind of bored me. Some of the scenes were predictable and some were slow, but you got thorough it. Even though it is not one of his best films, it is still worth seeing. There are some really funny moments and I also thought the philosophy behind the story was pretty cool, as I am a fan of self-help stuff. It got me thinking 'bout how often I say no to new experiences because I am afraid of opening myself up. We all have a bit of CARL in us and it is refreshing to watch him say yes to life. P.S. I love the opening sequence of the film.