'Yes Man' Review

For all the details and plot of Yes Man, check out the "Opening This Week" preview post earlier this week.

Although quite unrelated to this review, its worth mentioning that the first thing you notice is how old Jim Carrey looks. He's come a long way since his Ace Ventura and Dumb And Dumber days. He must be in his 40's by now. Having said that, Carrey hasn't lost any of those face contorting muscles as he pulls off some ridiculous expressions. Finally Carrey 'comes back from the dead' of dramas (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Number 23) to do what would seem like the natural follow up to Liar Liar.

With an incredibly simple, generic premise, Carrey does magnificently well going wild and zany. The way Jim Carrey should. And thats what makes the movie. It brings back fond memories of the whacky Carrey in
Me, Myself and Irene and has a similar feel to one his ultimate classics, Liar Liar, in which he was forced to tell the truth.

Another thing that makes the movie is the incredible chemistry between Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel (The Happening, H2G2). Before watching this movie, I wasn't expecting much. I expected a dry comedy with good but few laughs. In the cinema, i was pleasantly surprised as I thought to myself this is generating more Lpm (laughs per minute) than any other comedies this year with exceptions for Pineapple Express and Step Brothers. Then as Allison, Carl's love interest, is introduced into the storyline, the movie starts to shift again. This time meandering into romantic territory. The relatonship between Allison and Carl is a feel good one where it seems like they are perfectly fit for each other. I've always liked Zooey Deschanel as an actor since I first saw her in H2G2. But in this film, she adds something more to her quirky-ness, that comes in the form of the character she plays who is this open-to-life, free spirited woman who teaches jogging photography when not jamming with her band Munchausen by Proxy.

All in all, I was very surprised. I was bouncing up and down in my seat laughing my butt off. Although not a classic comedy, but truly a good one. And what was different about this comedy was that it did not follow the typical form of a comedy where the laughter wanes as the movie progresses. In Yes Man the laughs just got louder and louder. I strongly recommend this movie. Catch it in the cinemas. It just came out yesterday so do not worry. It'll stay in theaters for a while more.

4 out of 5 Popcorns

Definitely in the top 3 of my fav comedies of the year.

Next week, The Spirit review.

2 comment/s:

Pison The Great said...

It's not showing here! dammit.


doctorpopcorn said...

Why not?

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