2008 Movie Titles
Starring: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgins, Danny Masterson, Terence Stamp
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Screenplay by: Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel
Release: December 19, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude sexual humor, language, brief nudity.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Domestic: $97,645,592 (42.9%)
Foreign: $129,720,965 (57.1%)
Total: $227,366,557 (Worldwide)
Tagline: One word can change everything.
Based on a memoir by British author Danny Wallace the studio picked up in April 2005, the story centers on a man who decides to change his life by saying yes to absolutely everything that comes his way. Saying "yes" leads him on a series of unexpected comedic adventures that turn his whole life upside-down.
Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is stuck in a rut with his negative ways. Then, he goes to a self-help seminar and learns to unleash the power of yes. Living life in the affirmative leads Carl to all sorts of amazing and transforming experiences; he gets a job promotion, and even finds a new romance. But, Carl finds that too much of anything, even positive thinking, is not necessarily a good thing.
"Yes Man" stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere-the operative word being "no"-until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say "yes" to everything...and anything. Unleashing the power of "YES" begins to transform Carl's life in amazing and unexpected ways, getting him promoted at work and opening the door to a new romance. But his willingness to embrace every opportunity might just become too much of a good thing.