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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 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

The scene where Carl is sitting down watching The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), is a tribute to the late Don Knotts. Jim Carrey was slated at the time to star, and approved by Don, in a remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), but Knotts passed away shortly before filming began on this movie, and Jim felt that it wouldn't feel right to accept the role. See more »

Goofs

After he saves the man from the ledge, the camera shows crowd cheering and a fireman is standing by Lucy, but in the close up, it's another guy. 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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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 Space Jam (1996) See more »

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Man Up
Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by Eels (as EELS)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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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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