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Yes Man : Reviews

Postby grinchy steve » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:42 am

So, I guess the time is there that the reviews by the feared and loved critics will show up. If you read interesting ones, or want to share your feeling on how the reactions to the new Jim Carrey comedy are, here's the place. ;)
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So far, I have only seen the first reactions from some 'regular' people on the net. I'm glad to see that most of them are good to very good at this point.

Most people mention the same facts : That the story is a bit weak, but the laughs are there. Some classic Jim Carrey scenes, but overall his performance is sweet and more relaxed then we are used to when he's the comedian. They even advice not-Carrey-fans to consider this film. Very good supporting cast (some even say that Zooy was the biggest star in this one) and all together a fun movie that makes you forget the worries in the world during the running time.

A little suprise were the not-so-good-reactions, because they came from people who loved most of his other movies. They thought the few laughs couldn't hide the lack of good writing, Jim Carrey wasn't at the top of his game and had no interaction with the other comedic talents in the movie. And the ending is kinda rushed.

So, I'm curious what the most reviews will sound like.
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Postby fluffy » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:51 pm

has anyone actually seen it yet??...................UK reviews won't be out until tonight................

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Postby 123Dan123 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:28 pm

I have a strong feeling this movie will flop by the critics. I'd be surprised if it gets higher than a 50% on RottenTomatoes.

I hope I'm wrong. :(
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Postby chips and dip » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:44 pm

123Dan123 wrote:I have a strong feeling this movie will flop by the critics. I'd be surprised if it gets higher than a 50% on RottenTomatoes.

I hope I'm wrong. :(

I agree with everything you just said. :? :? :?
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Postby SA JCFan » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:00 am

Just came back from watching "Yes Man" at the Palms here in Las Vegas. I have not wholeheartedly laughed at a Jim Carrey movie since "Bruce Almighty". I was definitely surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie.

I've never read the book so I can't say how faithful it is on the adaptation but the audience will definitely relate to the story and situations. Jim is definitely showing his age but in a good way-- only small blips of his trademark over the top antics are seen but it never detracts from his character's slow transformation into a positive person. However, even saying "yes" to everything has its consequences and as you watch him literally - or rather physically - struggle with following through the program or genuinely feel he wants to do it, you're rooting for him all the way.

The rest of the cast, notably Rhy Darby as Carl's boss, Zooey Deschanel as the love interest, Bradley Cooper as his best friend, and Terence Stamp (the guy who hit Carl on the head with a mic), really shine here. Aside from Terence, I did find Jim to be out of place, age wise, as the rest of the cast was introduced but it became a minor after thought. The chemistry between Carl and Allison was wonderful and spontaneous.

The soundtrack is the driving force for this movie. The score and songs are composed by Eels and it really creates a different atmosphere for this movie (much like Jon Brion's score and for "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind"). The soundtrack as well as Eels are definitely worth a listen.

There are 2 wonderful distraction in this movie and it comes in the form of costume parties thrown by Carl's boss. Keep in mind that since this is a Warner Bros. movie, they emphasized only 2 of their biggest profitable movies.

I'll be honest, I thought this movie would be too cheesy or another "Fun With Dick & Jane" disappointment but it didn't turn out that way at all. This was an extremely packed theater and everybody was laughing. Hopefully, this will generate some good buzz for it's actual release date next week. Again, this is definitely worth watching :)
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Postby maxventura » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:28 am

Actually I saw "Fun with Dick and Jane" in a pre-screening cinema, and was really lauphing, and all the rest as well...it wasn't THAT bad as you picture it.

About "Yes Man" - Age difference of Jim with other cast is very much visible even from pics and the trailers.... Jim is actually looking younger than im many of his pics lately...but still...
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Postby grinchy steve » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:05 am

Thanks for shareing SA JCfan. One more question, are there bloopers in the end? :)
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Postby 123Dan123 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:37 pm

So far all the user reviews have been good. I might be wrong about my critics prediction. They usually don't like it when he uses his typical funny antics, and I guess he barley does them in this movie.

I also heard it has some dramatic moments in the movie? "Yes Man brings back flashes of his performance in the extremely popular "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"."

Can't wait.
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Postby SA JCFan » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:13 pm

grinchy steve wrote:Thanks for shareing SA JCfan. One more question, are there bloopers in the end? :)


Unfortunately no :( This is not a big spoiler but it was an extended scene of Carl and Allison racing downhill in some sort of custom roller blade suits. This was also briefly shown in the trailer and tv spots.

123Dan123 wrote:"Yes Man brings back flashes of his performance in the extremely popular "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"."


I can agree to this. The chemistry between Jim and Zooey are reminiscent of Jim and Kate (introverted man falls for free spirited woman).
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Postby 123Dan123 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:47 pm

Awesome. How would you rank the movie with other Carrey movies?
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Postby SA JCFan » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:37 pm

As romantic or date movie, it's right up there with "Eternal Sunshine". As a comedy, I'd say it's on the same level with "Liar Liar" because of similar concepts.

I hope it fares better with critics though. Again, I went with low expectations and with my boyfriend who thought the movie would be awful but we ended up liking it.
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Postby 123Dan123 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:01 am

Wow that's really surprising. I can't wait to see it now.
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Postby 123Dan123 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:54 pm

First 3 review. 1 good, 2 bad.

Bottom Line: Jim Carrey's back in the zone with this agreeable concept comedy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/fil ... 2575.story

In the spectrum of Jim Carrey vehicles, “Yes Man” hews closest structurally to “Liar Liar,” offering the rubber-faced comic actor plenty of opportunities to riff -- but with far too few moments that approach the explosive hilarity of that earlier movie.

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117939 ... id=31&cs=1

A likeable premise about a closed-off man who opens his life up to the chaos of the unknown gets lost in a sea of romantic-comedy complications in the intriguing misfire Yes Man.

http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyA ... ryID=42326
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Postby jimliker » Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:48 pm

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Postby 123Dan123 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:04 pm

Well so far a 17% on RottenTomatoes...

I knew it wouldn't fear well with the critics, but not this bad. However it is early.
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