Friday, April 1, 2011

'Yes Man' is a Tactful Comedy

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As expected of any movie starring Jim Carrey, “Yes Man” is humorous.

Carl Allen is not enjoying life to the fullest and is miserably stuck in his everyday routine. After listening to a motivational speaker, Carl is committed to take every opportunity that is available to him.

Carl and the Speaker

Carl is reluctant about trying new things, but realizes that taking chances is what makes life interesting. His new life style has gained him memories, friends, and a new girlfriend.

Zooey Deschanel as Allison

He has been scared of putting himself out there since his marriage ended. He learns through saying yes in every situation that he can enable himself to move on and take charge of his life.

Jim Carrey was a perfect match for Carl and allowed viewers to identify with a character who needs to live life. Zooey Deschanel as Allison, Carl’s new love interest, was also entertaining, funny, and well picked for her part.

Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel

A few of the scenes in the movie were tacky, though. While they were intended to be farcical, I was repulsed by the tasteless humor.

“Yes Man” did make me think about what opportunities I did not want to miss out on. Worthy of a 3.5 out of 5 star mark, this film is fitting for a movie night with friends.

1 comment:

  1. The idea for this movie was too funny. I'm not a huge fan of Jim Carey, but this movie is worth a few laughs.