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Yes Man (2008)



Critic Consensus: Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.

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Carl Allen's life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything--and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But, his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.

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Jim Carrey
as Carl Allen
Rhys Darby
as Norman
Terence Stamp
as Terrence Bundley
Patrick Labyorteaux
as Marv Winchell
Anna Khaja
as Faranoosh
Molly Sims
as Stephanie
Brent Briscoe
as Homeless Guy
Kai Lennox
as Flyer Guy
Cecelia Antoinette
as Woman Bank Employee
Jamie Denbo
as Marv's Wife
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Critic Reviews for Yes Man

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (43)

The most even-keeled, pleasant and mainstream movie Jim Carrey has made in many a moon.

January 8, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a bland, high-concept comedy where the producers seem to have entered the spirit of the thing by saying yes to every random idea the writers came up with.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sort of ho-hum stuff, but nice to see a cameo from Rhys Darby, from TV's Flight of the Conchords.

January 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Yes Man founders on a weak script and the rock of Carrey's alarmingly subdued shtick. What has happened to the man who used to combine the verbal surrealism of James Joyce with the body movements of St Vitus?

January 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Yes Man is not the edgy hit it so longs to be. When you look into the eyes of Stamp and the rest, what you see is embarrassed amusement. They said yes - to a big fat paycheque - and laughed all the way to the bank.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

No, man.

January 2, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Yes Man


Jim Carrey is hilarious with his customary physical humor, but he can't do much to compensate for gags that are mostly poorly conceived or just ridiculous, not to mention a plot that borders on complete implausibility and is all about artificial conflicts.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Not the best... interesting idea for a comedy, but Jim Carrey is just too hammy in it and it lacks substance and feels shorter than it is. A few mild laughs and a few gross scenes too (such as the old lady). Zooey is worth watching, but she's done better movies. I've read the book it's based on and it's seriously nothing like it.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

three stars

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