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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Carl
... Allison
... Peter
... Nick
... Norman
... Rooney
... Tillie
... Terrence
... Lucy
... Stephanie
... Homeless Guy
... Wes
... Tweed
... Multack
... 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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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)

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

After Carl's (Jim Carrey's) big bender and fight at the club, there is an overhead pan of Carl lying on a bathroom floor. The clothes he is wearing, the positioning of his legs, arms, and head and the scratching guitar music score is an homage to David Bowie's album "Lodger", and its cover photo. See more »

Goofs

As Carl and Allison enter Norman's party, Allison is wearing high heels but, after when they climb over the fence to get into the arena she is wearing a different pair of shoes. 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 Amityville 3-D (1983) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
Performed by Zooey Deschanel
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This movie is really good!
5 December 2008 | by 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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