Yes Man is based off a book written by Danny Wallace. It stars Jim Carrey, who is always a sure thing when it comes to selling tickets at the box-office. Especially when it's a comedy and Yes Man reminds us all why we fell in love with Carrey to begin with. The man is just pure funny, it seems almost effortless for him (probably because it is), but in every scene he just sells it to the audience, one hilarious predicament to the next. The story follows the life of an ordinary joe named Carl Allen, a loan officer for a bank who can't seem to break out of a slump. He's been accustomed to saying "No" to everyone, no matter the circumstance. His outlook on life soon changes however after he finds himself in a seminar about the joys of saying "Yes", hosted by none other then Terence Stamp. We are then sent on a pleasurable ride through hilarious situations Carl gets himself into because he just has to say Yes. The film follows in this manner and is somewhat predictable: he has a breakthrough, he meets a girl (Zooey Deschanel), things spiral out of control, another breakthrough, happily ever after, but it it's everything in between these moment that make the film it's own. Whether it be a random flight to Nevada, meeting middle-eastern women via a dating site or just an all-night Red Bull drinking marathon. Carrey's co-stars do a terrific job as well. Zooey Deschanel as the spontaneous risk-taking girl of Carl's dreams is delightful and as adorable as always. His best friends, portrayed by Bradley Cooper and Danny Masterson do a great job of spicing up the story when it's needed in getting Carl to do their bidding because he can't say no (ex: picking up the tab, bridal shower, borrowing his car, etc). Overall the film is perfect when you need to unwind, and the eternal well of comedic ability in Carrey is as strong as ever. Go out and see this one.
Special features on the disc includes some behind-the-scenes on the stunts involved in Yes Man, as well as some other standard dvd inclusions, and the Gag Reel is a must for any movie Carrey is involved with. Blu-Ray owners will get bonus features such as an on-the-set video with Danny Wallace and others (by the way, Jim Carrey is in a lot of the features obviously, and he is funny and charming in all of them).