Posted by: Dr P | November 11, 2008

Yes Man

So this is a review of Yes Man, right?
Yes

The one based on the Danny Wallace book?
Yes

With Jim Carrey?
Yes

and Zooey Deschanel?
Yes

But it’s been totally rewritten for the Hollywood audience?
Yes

Is it any good then?
Yes

Terence Stamp is in the movie as a motivational speaker. Is he any good?
Yes

Is this going to be one of those annoying reviews where you say “yes” to everything?
… No

Really?
Yes

Go on then, why is it good then?
Because it exudes pathos and whimsy at every turn, celebrating the upturn in fortunes of a lonely individual who chooses to embrace life for once and harness the power of a single word, thus bringing him back into his friends’ lives and enriching his own experiences at every possible opportunity!

What’s the word then?
Yes

No, I asked what the word is?
Yes

Yes, I know you know what I asked, but what is the word?
YES

Ah sorry, I see. The main character has to say ‘yes’ then?
Yes

To absolutley everything?
Yes – but that’s a bit of a problem in the end

So there’s a downturn in fortune?
Yes

Is there a happy ending?
You really want me to say ‘yes’ to that, don’t you?

Yes! Yes I do.
There might be

Were you any good at that yes/no game as a kid
I very well might have been

Really?
Yes … argh damn!

What’s the name of your favourite 70s progressive rock band?
Yes

Can you say SEY backwards?
Yes

What’s the oposite of ‘No’?
Yes

This is all getting rather desperate isn’t it?
Yes

Is there anything else to add about the movie?
Yes

Really?
No

Closeness to events of the book – 1
Main idea of saying YES to everything – 8
Does it work in real life? – 5
Number of times the word Yes appears in this review – 30 (so far)
Jim Carrey’s comic side – 7
Jim Carrey’s serious side – 8
Jim Carrey’s backside – quite often apparent!
Overall feelgood factor – 8

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