Review: Yes Man
Come to think of it, this comedy about ‘behaviour modification’ is almost a companion piece to Carrey’s Liar Liar, writes Rashid Irani.movie reviews Updated: Dec 19, 2008 19:31 IST
Cast: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel
Direction: Peyton Reed
If it’s Carrey, it must be at least zany and imaginative. That Yes Man is based on the true story of British humorist Danny Wallace.
Not exactly blessed with a sunny attitude at the outset, Carrey is a guy used to saying no-no-no to everything. After a self-help seminar presided over by positive thinking guru (Terence Stamp, amusing), our Mr No has to say, “Yes” to everything and everyone for a year.
That life-altering decision leads Carrey to down energy drinks, learn the guitar and Korean and even look for a bride on the Internet. The underused Zooey Deschanel shows up as the smart girl on a scooter. Come to think of it, this comedy about ‘behaviour modification’ is almost a companion piece to Carrey’s Liar Liar (1997).
Dedicated to positive thinking, this film is sufficiently witty and engaging. Don’t expect a classic though. Carrey is goofily likeable. Like the rest of the movie.