Jim Carrey has always been a very funny actor to me. His ridiculous facial expressions and outrageous physical comedy always drew me to his films. I saw “Yes Man” when it came out a few years ago and I actually enjoyed it so when I re-watched it today I was surprised by how much better it was than my initial viewing.
“Yes Man” is about Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) a depressed man who isolates himself from his friends and hates his job as a loan officer at a bank. He is divorced from his wife which has him shying away from romantic relationships and taking any steps to change his life. One day he runs into an old friend who tells him to check out a seminar entitled “Yes” where participants make a vow to say yes to everything.
After the seminar Carl embarks on a life changing endeavor to say yes to everything. While undertaking this journey Carl meets quirky Allison (Zooey Deschanel) who opens his eyes to romance and what exactly his vow of affirmation means.
Jim Carry delivers another hilarious performance as a man that loses interest in life but quickly finds joy in simply answering “yes”. This leads to him taking part in a variety of funny tasks and events that he would never have chosen to do including running a bridal shower for his best friend’s fiancee.
“Yes Man” tries to show how taking command of your life can improve your perception of it by forcing you to get out of your comfort zone.