A guy challenges himself to say “yes” to everything for an entire year.
Let’s start this by the disclaimers: I’m a Jim Carey fan. Every movie he does, I feel must watch. So, obviously, I had to watch his latest movie, Yes Man.
Now, I know that he doesn’t make “haha-funny” movies anymore. Since “The Truman Show“, he seems to be going more into “thinkful/comedy” style. So don’t expect big laughs all the time like in Ace Ventura.
So, the whole story goes around Jim Carey’s character, who refuses to do a lot stuff with his friends, till he have a dream of nobody giving a damn about his death. He goes to a “Yes” convention, where the presenter, played by Terence Stamp, puts a covenant on him: If he says no, bad things will happen. And, by doing that, he ends giving a lift to a homeless guy, give him all his money, end without gas in car and finding a crazy chick.
Acting is… ok, I guess. Brad Cooper, as Carl (Jim Carey) best friend is moot, only to show some life in the last part. Zooey Deschanel pushes the air-headed crazy chick so far you can’t even imagine how Carl (or someone like him) would fall for her if he wasn’t in the “I’M CURSED!” mood all the time.
All in all, a good movie for a lazy Saturday afternoon.