Must Watch: Jim Carrey's Yes Man Teaser Trailer
Just say yes... A few days ago we brought you the first official poster for Jim Carrey's next comedy, Yes Man. As Alex rightly pointed out, it smacks of Liar Liar in an oh-so-obvious way - instead of having to tell the truth all the time, Carrey plays a guy that always says yes. Same difference. Today comes the first trailer for the film, and I can't say I'm too excited. While Liar Liar holds an enviable 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, I don't think we can expect the same from Yes Man. As you'll see in the clip, the prospect of saying yes to anything can create some interesting scenarios. But if the trailer is any indication, the film looks like a bunch of discrete, wishfully funny sequences that probably adds up short in the end.
What Yes Man does seem to have going for it is the supporting cast, most notably Terrence Stamp. This guy is everywhere nowadays, recently appearing in Get Smart and Wanted. Carrey "kneels before Zod", who appears to be the leader of a self-help group, wherein the say-yes malady comes into play. All told, Yes Man looks like an expected Carrey vehicle. He'll have his funny moments, facial ticks and quirky sequences, but it's doubtful the film will carry as much energy as the poster implies. Are you at all excited?
Watch the first teaser trailer for Yes Man:
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. The poster is featured below.