Friday, December 26, 2008

Yes Man


Yes Man narrates the story of a man who attends a self-improvement seminar and decides to say yes to everything that comes along. Before that he had been stuck in the same job for five years, his girlfriend had left him and he had was slowly getting alienated from his friend. But after he makes the covenant with himself to say yes, things begin happening to him. He gets promotion after promotion at his job, meets with a wonderful girl and just generally has a good time in life. Until, of course, his girlfriend realizes that he'd been saying yes to everything, even them moving in together just because he had to and not because he wanted to.

I don't wish to spoil the climax for people who have not watched the movie. Not that the climax is spectacularly easy to guess or that the whole movie isn't childishly predictable. But I think that's what I like about this movie. You can walk into the theater in any mood and you'd come back feeling cheerful and a little more positive about life. And as Jim Carry said in an interview, at this point in the history of the world, it's a good thing to be able to feel that way.

The movie gives a positive message – that of saying yes to life. To not shut yourself out and look forward to opportunities and what life has to offer you. I have to admit that I personally felt quite inspired after watching the movie. The only problem is, no one is asking me any questions to say yes to. :)

Rating: 3/5

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