Jim Carrey's Yes Man Teaser Poster
by Alex Billington
July 19, 2008
There's nothing like another painful Jim Carrey comedy. Yes Man is about a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything… and anything. This already sounds way too similar to Liar, Liar and not at all entertaining, but I need to see some footage first. I used to love Carrey, back in the Ace Ventura days, but now he's gotten pretty bad (The Number 23 and Fun with Dick and Jane are his most recent roles). This is probably everyone's first introduction to Yes Man and I'm not sure whether too many of you are going to be that excited based off of this poster. Hopefully we'll see the trailer soon enough, but until then, I'm not going to keep my hopes up.
Yes Man is Warner Bros' big Christmas comedy, so they're expecting it to be a pretty big hit. It's got a high concept, but I'm wondering if it'll be too much. Does anyone think this could be good?
Yes Man is directed by Peyton Reed, of Bring It On, Down with Love, and The Break-Up previously. The script was written by actor Jarrad Paul ("Living with Fran"), newcomer Andrew Mogel, and fellow director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). The film is based on the book of the same name written by Danny Wallace. Yes Man arrives in theaters everywhere on December 19th.