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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Jim Carrey
Zooey Deschanel
Bradley Cooper
Terence Stamp
John Michael Higgins
Directors
Peyton Reed
Screenwriters
Nicholas Stoller
Jarrad Paul
Andrew Mogel
Running Time
104 minutes

Yes Man
It’s a high-concept Jim Carrey comedy. You know, like the ‘90s ones…


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Yes Man

Plot
A Carl Allen (Carrey) is going nowhere, his mantra being the word ‘no’ until he signs up for a self-help programme with a simple covenant: say ‘yes’ to everything. It changes his life, but his zeal starts to work against him.


Verdict
It’s charming enough with some nice comedy touches, but the initially intriguing premise is soon railroaded out of sight by its desire to conform to a tried-and-tested cinematic formula.


Reviewed by Philip Wilding

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