Yes Man poster is here
Jim Carrey is coming back to live-action film for the first time since 2007’s disappointment “Number 23,” and his new movie, “Yes Man,” definitely looks like it has potential. Based on a book by Danny Wallace, the movie is about Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) who “signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything… and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.”
It seems like a vehicle for Carrey’s over-the-top antics, which I have no problem with. I’m sure plenty of you are fed up with his over-acting, crazy facial expressions and various voices, but when they’re combined with a decent plot and a good surrounding cast (“Cable Guy,” “Liar Liar,” “Bruce Almighty,” etc.) he and his schtick really work well. Of course, there’s always the potential for a major miss with this type of comedy, but Carrey might be one of the best people in Hollywood at choosing scripts to highlight his/her abilities. He very, very rarely makes a mistake (Hell, even Will Smith has “Wild Wild West”), which generally makes me trust that an upcoming movie of his is going to be good.
And it’s not like he’s just choosing the easy, money-making, mindless comedies, either. I like Carrey because he’s one of those very rare comedic actors that has transcended traditional slap-sticky roles and been able to do serious movie, and do them well. Can you imagine another comedic actor (say, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler or Jack Black) successfully carrying “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” or “The Truman Show”? Let me just go ahead and answer that question with a huge resounding NO.
Long story short, I like Jim Carrey. I think he’s a great actor, and, although there was a serious risk of his letting this happen early in his career, I’m glad he never allowed himself to be that type-casted goofy guy.
“Yes Man” hits theaters on Dec. 19 this year. Check out the poster: