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Feature 7.0
Video 8.0
Audio 8.5
Special Features 6.5
Total 7.5
Distributor: Roadshow
Running Time: 104 minutes
Classification: M15+
Reviewer:
Mark Beresford

7.5


Yes Man

Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is a loan officer for a Los Angeles bank who has grown quiet accustom to the word 'no'. After being dumped by his girlfriend three years earlier Carl spiralled into a beige existence and has declined every offer of opportunity, love, socialisation or even entertainment and has ostracised himself to the point where his best friends have nothing in common with him anymore. When it gets to near breaking point Carl has a fleeting, but strange, run in with a old acquaintance who convinces him to attend a self help seminar run by the egocentric motivational guru Terrance Bundley (Terence Stamp) on the power of saying 'Yes'.

Carl, while reluctant at first, adopts the seminars mantra of answering 'Yes' to everything that comes your way, no matter how big or small. After a days perseverance and mishaps the power of 'Yes' brings him along to meeting the enchanting and free spirited Allison (Zooey Deschanel), a jogging photographer and band front woman, leading to his first glimmer of love in three long years. With a fresh outlook Carl runs with Yes, leading him on adventures from learning to fly, getting a promotion and to participating in a Harry Potter costume party thrown by his isolated and geeky boss Norman (Rhys Darby). His new found positivity makes Carl and Allison inseparable but after being falsely accused as a terrorism suspect by the FBI and a brutal re-emergence by his ex, the Yes mantra is starting to undo everything in Carls life, leaving him faced with the choice of sticking with the ideal that kick started his life or going after the girl of his dreams.

It's been a while since we've seen Carrey in a well written comedy and his performance doesn't disappoint. The is a distinct feeling of déjà vu though as there is a striking similarity to Carrey's 1997 picture 'Liar Liar'. Zooey Deschanel has the quirky lovable heart warmer down pat and Rhys Darby steals practically every scene he's in. This film is well shot, sharp and extremely colourful and captures the moods exactly with a brilliant soundtrack from some great alternative acts such as The Raconteurs, The Eels, Expatriate, and Bloc Party.

Fans of Carrey will add this to their collection with no hesitation, with many memorable scenes and no pause on laughs for the entire film, it's a great one to own with plenty of rewatching. The special features are cantered around behind the scenes interviews, the now infamous Carrey outtakes and music videos by Allison's faux band 'Munchausen By Proxy'. They show as more of a 'added bonus' to the movie, but really, in this case the feature stands tall enough.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Downtime on the set of Yes Man
• Extreme Yes Man
• Future Sounds : Munchausen By Proxy
• Munchausen By Proxy Music Videos
• Gag Reel






 
 



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