Jim Carrey is one of the funniest of the funny men in Hollywood. I am sure that this statement is subject to one’s opinion but in my mind, if you want to watch a movie that will allow you to relax and NOT think (which is what majority of us Americans need at the moment, then go look for a Jim Carrey film.
I am not so sure about his latest flick, though – Yes Man. The trailers looked pretty funny to me, but then most – if not all – of Jim Carrey’s movies trailers always look hilarious. I have not seen the movie so I am basically relying on other reviews to decide whether or not to spend time and money on Yes Man.
Michael Sragow of The Baltimore Sun shot the story down:
Let’s be clear: If ever a movie mistook a premise for a plot, it’s this one. Some films suffer from a surfeit of one-liners. This picture evaporates midway through because the story itself is a one-liner. Yet it also has a cast that gets into the silliness. This film’s lead actors can turn odd curves into dynamite goofballs.
He did give credit to the lead actor and the rest of the cast, though. The movie was portrayed in a more flattering light by Moira Macdonald of The Seattle Times:
Dear readers, this is not cinematic history in the making, or comic genius, or even especially clever. But in this season of movies crammed full with Nazis, depressed suburbanites, dying dogs and murdered politicians, I was grateful for it. It was funny. It was light. It was a moment, and it worked, and then the movie moved on. Sometimes, during the end-of-year marathon of Serious and Important Movies, you need to watch somebody saying something goofy and then tripping. Thanks, Jim.
I think I’ve got my answer. This is exactly what I am looking for right now.