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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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The era of yes has begun. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$97,680,195 (USA) (27 March 2009)

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Did You Know?


The song Carl (Jim Carrey) sings to the suicidal man is "Jumper" by the band Third Eye Blind. See more »


When Carl is filling up the gas container, the read out on the gas pump shows that he filled more than 5 gallons when in reality he does not have a 5 gallon container. See more »


[first lines]
Carl Allen: [refusing incoming cell phone call] No.
Carl Allen: [refusing another incoming call] No means no.
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Crazy Credits

Shortly after the credits begin, there is a short scene in which Carl and Allison ride down a mountain road on body skates. See more »


References Tarzan II (2005) See more »


El B'Nia
Written by Pat Jabbar and Abdelaziz Lamari
Performed by Maghrebika
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Productions
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Yes Man
31 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I always get excited about a new Jim Carrey movie. In my opinion, he has rarely done anything unwatchable in whatever genre from The Mask to Liar Liar via Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind. Yes Man is an excellent feel-good comedy with an outstanding turn from Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel & Terence Stamp. The movie is unfortunately predictable (like most Jim Carey flicks) but very enjoyable with a hard-to-ignore message about how people should live their lives. Don't be surprised after seeing the film to start saying yes a bit more often and how much of a difference it may have on your daily life. Yes Man is a worthy addition to Jim Carrey's filmography.

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