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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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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 »

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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)

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€842,954 (Spain) (21 December 2008)

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$97,690,976 (USA) (2 April 2009)
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The song Carl (Jim Carrey) sings to the suicidal man is "Jumper" by the band Third Eye Blind. See more »

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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 »

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[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 The Shaggy Dog (2006) See more »

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Theme From Blinking Lights
Written by Mark Oliver Everett
Performed by The Eels (as EELS)
Courtesy of Vagrant Records
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Funnyman Jim Carrey Returns
21 December 2008 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

After seeing "The Number 23" I was beginning to wonder if Jim Carrey had renounced his trademark physical comedy roles he played to such great effect in "Bruce Almighty", "Liar, Liar", "Dumb & Dumber", etc.

Carrey is back in form with "Yes Man". While the plot was lacking and somewhat formulaic, it was fun to watch the best physical comedy talent of our generation doing what he does best for two hours. Zooey Deschanel was good as the love interest (and she did a nice job singing to).

If you liked Carrey's earlier works, you'll find plenty to like in this movie. I hope Carrey keeps on doing these comedies. It's what he was born to do.


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