Jim Carrey stars in the hilarious comedy about a man who decides to say "yes" to everything, instead of saying "no" all the time.
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Carrey comedy breaks no new ground but draws ample laughs.
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Fresh: The most even-keeled, pleasant and mainstream movie Jim Carrey has made in many a moon.
- Eddie Cockrell, Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, June 24, 2010
This is a funny Carrey film, most things he makes still turns to gold but its not quite as shiny as it once was. Half n half with this one...on one hand this is a very enjoyable, amusing gentle film that expresses Carrey's comedic skills well. Its not insane like 'The Mask' or 'Liar Liar' with huge rubber faced over the top jesting, its quite down to earth and more sentimental with Carrey going with the more rom com style. The character of 'Norm' is a pretty funny scene stealer for me as the rest of the cast is alttle boring really, Stamp seems to have lost his acting ability. On the other hand this is really quite an unoriginal film that anyone could have taken the lead in, straight to DVD and never heard of again. You can see the jokes and outcomes coming a mile of and predict the story (similar theme to Liar Liar without kids), but Carrey is a funny guy and this film can lighten yr day, very easy going.
- phubbs1, Thursday, February 9, 2012
talking to himself] "Hey Carl, do you wanna give all of your money away to a homeless guy? Yes, yes I do. How about letting him burn out your phone batteries so you can't call triple A when you run outta gas? You know what, that sounds like a FUCKING GREAT IDEA! Why don't you take a late night stroll through the hills and be killed by the Manson family. Don't mind if I do " Ok let's just establish that I love love love Jim Carrey, his crazy insane roles and the more serious ones, so it actually pains me to say this, seriously, it hurts, but, here it is.....I didn't really like it. I have never before said that about a Carrey movie (except The Number 23 which was questionable ha). A lot of reviews say 'Jim is back on form' and 'doing what he does best', but I can't agree I'm sorry. Firstly, to me he hadn't lost much to begin with :), but if he had, this wouldn't have resurrected it and secondly, it's not what he does best, there were just aspects of it thrown in now and then, but those moments were few and far between :( It's not a disaster by any means, but it is forgettable. Normally Carrey's films have me laughing out loud almost the entire way through, he's just my kind of humour, but the funny moments in this were anything but constant, they fleeted by so fast that I was constantly praying for a funny moment and attempting to force myself to like it more than I did. Don't get me wrong it did have me laughing at certain parts, but, there were times where I was (can't believe it) a little bored. The romantic aspect of the film shines through the hit and miss comedy, as the relationship between Carl and Allison develops, it manages to be cute without being overly-sentimental. It's shortcomings can't be blamed on the cast, as all performances are more than adequate. But it could have, should have been funnier. There were so many comedic possibilities for Carrey to do his thing, maybe too many, that I feel some scenes that were perhaps best left for the cutting room floor made it into the final cut, which became a mlange of random clips. At least Warner Bros. got plenty of advertising in geez. I can't bear to give it less than 3 stars, so there it is. Oh Jimmy, how about getting back with Shadyac :)
- JennifairyW, Saturday, November 21, 2009