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Yes Man

comedy, romance


Jim Carrey stars in the hilarious comedy about a man who decides to say "yes" to everything, instead of saying "no" all the time.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    45%
  • Audience Score
    66%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
4 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
2 out of 5

Carrey comedy breaks no new ground but draws ample laughs.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this comedy will likely appeal to young Jim Carrey fans excited to see him back on familiar (i.e. non-dramatic) turf. Although it's not as crude as the "gross out" comedies that have been so popular recently, there is some iffy stuff -- including a scene in which an elderly woman offers to perform oral sex on the main character (his facial expressions are shown) and another in which his bare butt is visible. There's also plenty of swearing -- everything from "ass" to "f--k" -- and a lot of product placement.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why kids want to see this movie -- is it because of the story or because Jim Carrey is in it?
  • What makes something a "Jim Carrey" comedy? Would you like his moviesas much if a different actor starred in them? Do you like his dramaticmovies? Why or why not?
  • Discuss the movie's message. Why is Carl the way heis in the beginning? What does he learn? Is the lesson applicable inreal life, or just fodder for a Hollywood blockbuster?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    45%
    reviews counted: 2
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  • Audience

    66%

Top Critic Reviews

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

Rotten: No, man.

- Jim Schembri, The Age (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

2 stars for Zooey.

- citawijaya, Thursday, November 4, 2010

3 stars

It was good. It was enjoyable. Would I rather read the book. Definitely. The book was far better, gave a far better understanding of the concept behind the story, and was generally more entertaining. Probably best to read the book AFTER the film. On a side note...why do films always have to change the lead character and setting to be American? Seriously, can't most Americans deal with a British location?

- mrgd291190, Tuesday, October 12, 2010

4 stars

really funny, great movie. B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Saturday, July 24, 2010