Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday's Movie-Yes Man

A Novel Menagerie asks us to post about a movie that you watched the week before. We usually watch quite a few movies over the weekend and it is sometimes difficult to only discuss one.

The movie that we really enjoyed this weekend was Yes Man with Jim Carrey.

Here are some of the details from the film:

Genre:  Comedy

Starring:  Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper

Runtime:  1 hr, 44 mn.

MPAA Rating:  PG13

Here is a summary of the film from the MSN Movie website:

Based on Danny Wallace's autobiographical book, Jim Carrey stars as a man who decides to spice up his life by saying yes to everything in his life that he would normally say no to. Fun With Dick and Jane's creative team of director Peyton Reed and writer Nick Stoller head up the production. Zooey Deschanel co-stars as the romantic interest, with Bradley Cooper appearing as Carrey's best friend. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, All Movie Guide

My Movie Thoughts:

We always love a good comedy in our home and this one definitely fit the bill.  Jim Carrey plays the character of Carl Allen, a man who is always making up excuses to avoid spending time with his friends.  It's not until he misses his best friend's engagement party that he realizes that maybe he is missing out on some important life events.  Carl attends a seminar and makes a contract agreeing to say yes to everything.  As he starts saying yes to everything that he possibly can, he finds new doors are opening in his life.  He notices positive changes taking place with his job, his romantic interests, and with his friends.  This was a very enjoyable movie and a good reminder that we need to embrace what life has to offer before it's too late.  I'm rating this one 4 out of 5 bags of popcorn.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a great, uplifting and fun movie!

Your Monday Movie Review is a neat idea! I love your rating system too! Bags of popcorn. How appropriate and, well, FUN! :)

TexasRed said...

Very interesting to hear you impression!

I left you a blog award over on my page today: Friends

Unknown said...

I saw this, I thought it was cute. Jim Carey usually does decent stuff.

bermudaonion said...

I'm glad to see it's good - sometimes Jim Carrey's just a little too silly for me.

Anonymous said...

I liked this one too and think 4 bags of popcorn is about what I'd rate it too. I'm a yes person already and I think it is a good thing to think about for others. You never know what kind of adventure a YES might lead you on.

The Bumbles said...

I didn't see this one because it reminded me a lot of Liar Liar - which I really liked but I was afraid this wouldn't be as good. Now I may reconsider!

Alyce said...

I've found that I either love Jim Carrey movies or hate them. I haven't seen this one yet though, so I have no idea what my reaction will be.

Veens said...

Wow! Sounds like a good one! I mean I was just thinking about saying Yes to everythign that I would say no to... and how would that be! WOW! :)

Thank U! Let me hunt this one down!

rakeback said...

Jim Carrey was hilarious and Bradley Cooper played a great sidekick in Yes Man.

Anonymous said...

Yes man is great for all ages above 13. it has some minor language but is still appropriate for teens and adults. this is a teen favorite. i would recommend it to all parents.i watch yes man movie from the internet...