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Yes Man (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
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A man 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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Director Peyton Reed spent a lot of time with Jim Carrey to find the right tone for the film, one which would be in between Carrey's manic comedies and his more serious-minded films, as well as to complete the subject's Americanization, as the source book comes from a British author. See more »

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When Carl is in the hospital and asks what time it is, he is told 5:30am. However, you can tell that the sun is up through the window behind him. 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 Inside Man (2006) See more »

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The Good Old Days
Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by The Eels (as EELS) with Butch Norton
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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This movie is really good!
5 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that I am a huge fan of Carrey, I admit a lot of his comedic performances are somewhat ridiculous. But this is legitimately a sensible comedy where he doesn't use a lot of his "Rubberface" antics and actually just acts funny. The premise of this film is intriguing and I loved watching it. Both Jim and Zooey are excellent the story is amazing. All the Carrey-haters should give this one a chance, it really deserves it. I think Jim's most recent movies have been great. It's his older movies that people hate him for. But he's becoming a legit dramatic actor who can also be funny. He sometimes goes over the top, but all-in-all he is a multi-faceted professional. This movie deserves a lot of praise because it is excellent. This brings back flashes of his performance in the extremely popular "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". In closing, give "Yes Man" a chance. It's good for some laughs but also offers a very optimistic view on life in general.


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