Monday, June 29, 2009
WORTH-IT: (Peyton Reed) From the director of The Break Up comes a Jim Carrey film that one hundred percent mocks Liar Liar, but one hundred percent entertains, again. I cannot emphasize how much this movie is like it's 1997 predecessor, but I also love that even with that complete unoriginality, it absolutely entertains. Carrey has been on a field trip doing serious films to balance out his Ace reputation (no doubt), but for his truest fans, Yes Man brings back the over-enunciating funny man that we knew and loved. Accompanied by Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper, this is the story of a soon-to-be-recluse stepping out of his comfort zone to get over his ex and start living life again. With the help of a long-lost friend (John Michael Higgins) he adopts a program where all he can do to anything is say, "yes!" So, in the spirit of any Carrey personality, it's immediately taken to the extreme and too literally, setting him off on a journey of love, a promotion, new friendships, and then, eventually, jail. Between nights of too many red bulls and spontaneous trips across the country, lessons are hard-learned and relationships are tested. I am sure you can guess whether or not he makes a full recover and all is well, but I wouldn't want to spoil a movie you haven't pretty much already seen (in 1997). The bottom line here, is that if you run across this film, it's hilarious and you're in for a laugh and a much-needed dose of Carrey-humor, and who can resist Deschanel singing? But don't feel like you have to rush out to watch it. It's a treat, but it's not a treasure.