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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,262,471, 21 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$97,690,976, 2 April 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,990,976, 5 April 2009
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Trivia

The fictional band "Munchausen By Proxy" featured in the film is named after the Münchausen syndrome by proxy, which is a psychological disorder, and is composed of Zooey Deschanel and the real-life band "Von Iva", which got the part after Music Supervisor Jonathan Karp saw the cover of their CD in Amoeba, in Hollywood. On Lakeshore Records' soundtrack release, they are credited as "Munchausen by Proxy (f/ Zooey Deschanel & Von Iva)". See more »

Goofs

When Carl is singing the song "Jumper" to the man on the ledge, he sings it incorrectly. He sings "And if you never want to see me again, I would understand." The actual lyric is "And if you do not want to see me again, I would understand." See more »

Quotes

[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 »

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References Threads (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Bit of Basie
Written and Performed by Red Garland
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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A very good flick!
17 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a early showing and having gotten the tickets for free I said "what the heck, I'll see anything for free". So right off the bat I went in with low expectations. The previews made it look like the same old Jim Carrey Schtick. However, I was pleasantly surprised.

There was no ridiculous plot line (Liar Liar) or over the top characters (Ace Ventura) but a simple yet humorous story-line that is played to perfection by Carrey. There were plenty of good chuckles to be had and some down right laughs (and yes for those into it, a gross out scene that will make even this amazingly desensitized movie going generation cringe).

Overall, Yes Man is definitely worth the 10 bucks or so that movies are now ridiculously priced out now a days. But most definitely worth the trip if its free :-p.

*7/10*


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