A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything.

Director:

Peyton Reed

Writers:

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 not all opportunities should be taken. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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One word can change everything. 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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Trivia

When Jim Carrey's character is in the movie store, he selects The Ring (2002) followed by The Cable Guy (1996), in which he starred. 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

There are no opening credits. The title doesn't even appear on screen until the start of the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Max Dugan Returns (1983) See more »

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To Lick Your Boots
Written by Mark Oliver Everett and Peter Buck
Performed by Eels (as EELS)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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A very good flick!
17 December 2008 | by mitchlax14See 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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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,262,471, 21 December 2008

Gross USA:

$97,690,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$223,241,637
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2.35 : 1
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