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Yes Man (2008)

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A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything for an entire year.

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Peyton Reed

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Nicholas Stoller (screenplay), Jarrad Paul (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Carl
Zooey Deschanel ... Allison
Bradley Cooper ... Peter
John Michael Higgins ... Nick
Rhys Darby ... Norman
Danny Masterson ... Rooney
Fionnula Flanagan ... Tillie
Terence Stamp ... Terrence
Sasha Alexander ... Lucy
Molly Sims ... Stephanie
Brent Briscoe ... Homeless Guy
Rocky Carroll ... Wes
John Cothran ... Tweed
Spencer Garrett ... Multack
Sean O'Bryan ... Ted
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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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The era of yes has begun. See more »

Genres:

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) See more »

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Reci da See more »

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper and Terrence Stamp have all played comic book characters. Carrey previously played the Riddler in Batman Forever (1995), Stamp played General Zod in Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980), Cooper went on 6 years to do the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014). See more »

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Quotes

[first lines]
Carl Allen: [refusing incoming cell phone call] No.
Carl Allen: [refusing another incoming call] No means no.
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References The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

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Eyes Down
Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by Eels (as EELS)
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Yes Man
31 December 2008 | by Davide74See 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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