Movie Year: 2008
|Jim Carrey||Wikipedia Link|
|Bradley Cooper||Wikipedia Link|
|Zooey Deschanel||Wikipedia Link|
The movie is amusing; entertaining; but is only loosely based on the book in that the main character is forced to say YES to everything. The movie has no bearing on the book.
In the book, a real person forces himself to say YES to everything, and ends up in an amazing end. In the movie... well.. it's campy, and not nearly as scary as saying yes to everything would be in real life. Still, pretty entertaining.
The banker Carl Allen is a lonely man with low self-esteem after his divorce with Stephanie, for whom he still yearns. He avoids his best friend Peter. He has a boring job, stalled in a bureaucratic position in the loan department of a bank; and he spends his spare time watching DVDs. When he meets by chance his former high school mate Nick, he is convinced to participate of a self-help program called "Yes Man" leaded by the guru Terrence Bundley. The basic principle of the program is to say "yes" to new situations, leaving the negativism aside. Carl misunderstands the concept and says "yes" to every question. While leaving the encounter, he helps a homeless man and in the end of the night he meets the gorgeous Allison that helps him with her scooter. His life completely changes with his new attitude.
- Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil