Yes Man

Theatrical Release: December 19, 2008
Yes Man


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.

Jim Carrey stars as Carl Allen, a man who signs up for a self-help program based on one simple principle: say yes to everything…and anything. At first, unleashing the power of “yes” transforms Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways, but he soon discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have its drawbacks.

Dove Review

In this world we live in sometimes it is easier to just say “No” to everything. Carl is divorced and doesn’t answer his friends when they call, declines everything involving his job and really does not want to do anything for fun. Then one day an old friend sees him and convinces him to go to a “Yes” meeting, where he is challenged to say yes to everything that is asked of him. Boy does his life change. Things happen that he never dreamed of. But saying “yes” does not always make things better. Here is what Carl has to learn; that to have a better life, one must have a balance of both yes and no.

Jim Carey can almost always make you laugh and enjoy his movies with his tactics. This film is filled with some very funny stuff at times and the thought of always saying “yes”, even when it might be inappropriate, makes for some hilarious situations. But unfortunately the content in this movie prevents us from awarding our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Inappropriate sexual act between adult unmarried couple; couples kissing; discussion regarding personal gratification.
Language: GD-3; OMG/G-15; S-8; H-3; F-3; A-7; J-4
Violence: Man throws rock into bank window; man hits another man in head with microphone; man grabs man by head and shakes him; bar fighting; violence in song lyrics; woman hits man; shooting of guns; traffic accident.
Drugs: Consumption of alcohol; main character shown as being intoxicated and passed out; man shown snorting salt; man hyped up on Red Bull drink.
Nudity: Cleavage; nude behind of man; large group of nude people.
Other: Bungee jumping; man standing on ledge; weaving in and out of traffic on motorcycle.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Nicholas Stoller and Jarrad Paul
Director: Peyton Reed
Producer: David Heyman
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 104 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe