Thursday, December 18, 2008
Zooey Deschanel and Jim Carrey in Yes Man (Warner Brothers)
Yes Man (opening December 19 throughout San Diego) is a comedy about & Carl (Jim Carrey), an uptight guy that lives his life in the same routine every day. He goes to work, lies to his friends, and tries especially hard not to commit to anything. By doing this he avoids being with friends, has no girlfriend, lost his wife and is a downright loser. In order to change his boring life, he attends a seminar telling him it's all right to say "yes" to life. He then & takes the word that has been drilled in to his head to an extreme. He has a tough time learning to say yes but eventually decides it's for the best. So now he says yes to all opportunities that come his way and this leads to a better life for him. & The story takes off from here and Carl learns more about his life, himself, and everyone that has been involved in his life.
Personally I think that Jim Carrey was overacting and trying too hard to make this movie much funnier then it really was. Another thing that bugged me continuously through the movie was that Harry Potter and the movie 300 repeatedly appeared (a co-worker is obsessed with Harry Potter and also throws a 300 party). I thought it was weird. Also, I couldn't understand why Carl falls in love with the girl played by Zooey Deschanel because she looks like she's in her twenties while Jim Carrey is much older and it really shows.
Yes Man (rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, language and brief nudity) had some funny jokes and the overall the film was entertaining. But I felt that so much of it was overdone and just lacked in terms of performance. But the fact that it kept trying so hard took away from the main point of the film and from the enjoyment of the film.
--Janeane White is a senior at Mount Miguel High School. She enjoys movies and spends all her time at the theater. She is also interested in special effects makeup done in the movies. She is an honors student and is currently working towards early graduation. Some of her favorite movies include Queen of the Damned, Hellboy, The Descent, the Underworld series, and the Saw series.