I finally got around to seeing “Yes Man” last night. Overall, it has been hit and miss on Jim Carey films. I appreciate his skill as an actor and have enjoyed seeing him take on a variety of rolls. The premise being a guy who says yes to everything is a throwback to “Liar Liar” in which he can’t tell a lie for 24 hours.
This film turned out to be quite a gem. The baseline is an individual who is stuck in life with a dead end job, no relationship or prospects and few activities aside from watching television and dodging social functions. He is reconnected with an old friend who has “lived” through the support and encouragement of a motivational speaker who encourages saying yes to life.
What ensues is a well written romantic comedy that develops as Carey’s character breaks out of his shell and pursues seemingly cosmically random undertakings. There is some gratuitous drinking and mature scenes throughout the film, but then again the story line is not geared towards teenagers.
I would recommend it as a rental for Jim Carey fans. For non-fans, the 104 minutes may well be spent elsewhere.