Having we been here before. Wasn't this movie released in 1997? OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh, that's right. Liar Liar was about Jim Carrey not being able to lie, that's right I remember now. Yes Man is where he decides to say yes to everything, no matter how outrageous, embarrassing or just plain awkward the situation may be for him. Because that plot line is so different isn't it? I mean yeah, the movie actually doesn't look half-bad. Carrey is much more comfortable doing this sort of gig than he ever was playing as dark a role as he did in The Number 23 but it's just we have seen this movie so many times from him before just packaged in ever so slightly different ways.
And he's even brought back the same mannerisms.
Mike Myers (of course justifiably) got heavy criticism for re-tooling Austin Powers in the awful movie The Love Guru last month, surely something has to be said of Carrey who gives us the exact same routine we have seen in countless number of movies.
Carrey was cruelly not nominated four years ago for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the Oscars. I thought his performance in that movie was pretty spectacular and that he had put this kind of gig, well and truly behind him.
Evidently not. A mis-step I feel in his career but I will say he looks more pleased to be in this movie than I expected and I think it will do well at the box office, sadly. Looks on par with Bruce Almighty, I movie I really didn't like... and I think like The Bucket List, handled incorrectly this gimmicky plot will get old very quickly.
Yes Man is based on Brit author Danny Wallace's memoirs and was adapted for screen by three scribes (one of which wrote Fun With Dick and Jane remake) and was directed by Peyton Reed (whose The Break-Up I actually enjoyed). This one opens in December, co-starring Bradley Cooper, Zooey Deschanel and Terrence Stamp.source - coming soon