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Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
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A guy challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

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Carl Allen is at a standstill. No future... Until the day he enrolls into a personal development program based on a very simple idea: say yes to everything! Carl discovers with amazement the magical power of "Yes", and sees his professional and romantic life turned upside down overnight: an unexpected promotion and a new girlfriend. But he'll soon discover that better can be good's enemy, and that all opportunities shouldn't be taken. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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One word can change everything. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,262,471 (USA) (19 December 2008)

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$97,680,195 (USA) (27 March 2009)
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Carl makes two references to The Beatles in this movie. The first is when he sings "Can't Buy Me Love" in the Hollywood Bowl, where The Beatles frequently played during Beatlemania, and the second one is when he plays the guitar, singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind, and shouts after finishing, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This refers to the song "Helter Skelter", in which Ringo Starr shouts this after the song ends. See more »

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In the scene where they travel to Nebraska and attend a football game and their friends see them on TV, the bottom of the screen reads "Nebraska vs. Oklahoma". It should read the other way around; as they were in Lincoln at a home game; the home team appears second. See more »

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[first lines]
Carl Allen: [refusing incoming cell phone call] No.
Carl Allen: [refusing another incoming call] No means no.
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There are no opening credits. The title doesn't even appear on screen until the start of the end credits. See more »

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References The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) See more »

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A Little Bit of Basie
Written and Performed by Red Garland
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Funnyman Jim Carrey Returns
21 December 2008 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

After seeing "The Number 23" I was beginning to wonder if Jim Carrey had renounced his trademark physical comedy roles he played to such great effect in "Bruce Almighty", "Liar, Liar", "Dumb & Dumber", etc.

Carrey is back in form with "Yes Man". While the plot was lacking and somewhat formulaic, it was fun to watch the best physical comedy talent of our generation doing what he does best for two hours. Zooey Deschanel was good as the love interest (and she did a nice job singing to).

If you liked Carrey's earlier works, you'll find plenty to like in this movie. I hope Carrey keeps on doing these comedies. It's what he was born to do.


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