Review: Yes Man

On Saturday, Ed and I travelled up to the Vue at Cribs, where we watched Yes Man. Due to some bad timing of everyone wanting to go at the same time, and Ed having issues with self service machines, we got into the screen as the trailers for other films were playing, when you can’t really see where you’re going so well. Because of this, and my unreasonable wish to not have someones smelly feet near my face, we sat in the second row back at the very front. We were practically lying down to watch the movie, but that was quite comfortable! (well, for me anyway!)

Yes Man is based on the book by Danny Wallace, one of my favourite writers/actors/whatever he is. Basically, the book is about Dannys decision to say Yes to everything he is asked in a six month period. And on the whole, it seems to turn out quite well.

The movie is a more fictionalised version, with Jim Carrey as the main character, Carl. Carl never goes out or does anything, then is persuaded to go to a conference where he is encouraged to say YES to everything. Because of the things he says Yes to, good things happen, but of course theres a twist.

I really loved Zooey Deschanel in this, she’s not only pretty but she can actually sing! Her band “Munchausen by Proxy” performed the sort of music I actually like, and I can’t stop listening to their tracks from the sound track. The soundtrack is mainly made up of songs by the Eels, a band I tend to forget about sometimes but I do love their tracks when I hear them by chance.

I’d recommend that you go to see this movie, its very very funny, although there is a slightly stomach churning scene with an old lady. I had to hide from the screen!


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