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Yes Man (2008)



Critic Consensus: Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.

Movie Info

Carl Allen's life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything--and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But, his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.more
Rating: PG-13 (for crude sexual humor, language and brief nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul, Nicholas Stoller, Nick Stoller, Andy Mogel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 7, 2009
Box Office: $97.6M
Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow - Official Site


Jim Carrey
as Carl Allen
Rhys Darby
as Norman
Terence Stamp
as Terrence Bundley
Patrick Labyorteaux
as Marv Winchell
Anna Khaja
as Faranoosh
Molly Sims
as Stephanie
Brent Briscoe
as Homeless Guy
Kai Lennox
as Flyer Guy
Cecilia Antoinette
as Woman Bank Employee
Jamie Denbo
as Marv's Wife
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News & Interviews for Yes Man

Critic Reviews for Yes Man

All Critics (151) | Top Critics (38)

As self-help comedy, the movie is no more overdetermined than its own highbrow counterpart, Happy-Go-Lucky.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
Time Out Chicago

It's a decent enough time-killer for Carrey fans and those after something light and non-taxing after a heavy Christmas Day feast.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

I have to admit that it was pretty funny a lot of the time.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

As much as I try to convince myself I'm tired of Jim Carrey, darn it, he almost always amuses me.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

A ready-made Christmas-time crowd-pleaser that pretty much plays it safe, even in its cruder moments, and will be in circulation on cable soon enough.

Full Review… | December 17, 2009

Mr. Carrey's performance is a return to the rubber-faced roles that dominated multiplexes in the mid- to late '90s, and that's not necessarily a good thing.

Full Review… | August 30, 2009
Washington Times

Audience Reviews for Yes Man


Jim Carrey is, of course, hilarious in his customary physical humor, but not much that he does here is enough to compensate for gags that are mostly poorly conceived or just ridiculous, not to mention a plot that borders on complete implausibility and is all about artificial conflicts.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

Not the best... interesting idea for a comedy, but Jim Carrey is just too hammy in it and it lacks substance and feels shorter than it is. A few mild laughs and a few gross scenes too (such as the old lady).
Zooey is worth watching, but she's done better movies.
I've read the book it's based on and it's seriously nothing like it.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

three stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

Yes Man Quotes

Carl Allen: Look at my necklace! It glows in the dark. You can't see it right now. Unless you do this. [covers his face with his hands]
– Submitted by Domenica D (3 years ago)
Carl Allen: [pop-up add reads] Do I want to increase the size of my Penis? Like I needed that! [clicks yes]
– Submitted by Chad L (3 years ago)
Norman: All aboard the Hogwarts Express, next stop Azkaban!
– Submitted by Jacob M (3 years ago)
Carl Allen: [hyperactive] I never had a Red Bull before, but last night I had had a Red Bull, now I really Like Red Bull.
Allison: Yeah, you seem a little hyper.
Carl Allen: Hey! After we jog, we should GET a Red Bull!
Allison: Yeah, that'd be-
Carl Allen: [cutting her off] Red Bull. Red Bull.
– Submitted by David G (3 years ago)

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