After a heartbreaking divorce, glum bank employee Carl (Carrey) attends a self-help seminar, where the eccentric speaker convinces him to stop saying "no" and start saying "yes"--to everything. Soon he finds himself bungee jumping off a bridge, learning Korean, and somehow becoming an overall better person through his new positive mantra, even meeting a girl (Deschanel--who's much too young for Carrey). A simple premise comes across as tame and shallow while goofball Carrey stretches it to the limit with very few glimpses of his true talents. Based on the memoir by Danny Wallace, an actual participator in the "yes" self-help program.
Jim Carrey has had a few projects recently that he probably should have said "no" to when offered. The Number 23 and Fun With Dick and Jane spring immediately to mind. So, it's tempting to fall back on that critical crutch for his latest work, Yes Man, but I can't ...Read More