Chris Nashawaty
April 01, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Yes Man

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
104 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/19/08
performer
Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Terence Stamp
director
Peyton Reed
distributor
Warner Bros.
author
Andrew Mogel, Jarrad Paul, Nicholas Stoller
genre
Comedy

We gave it a C+

Basically a reheated riff on Carrey’s own (and better) 1997 film Liar Liar, Yes Man is the kind of mildly funny movie that would go down easy on a cross-country flight, where diminished expectations reign. But at sea level, Carrey’s ?affirmative, embrace-life philosophy smacks of phony uplift. His ?costar, the always ?adorable Deschanel, adds yet another quirky-love-interest role to ?her résumé. Both stars really need to mix it up a little, because it feels like coasting here. The EXTRAS include more Carrey pratfalls, gags, and outtakes. C+

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