Yes Man Movie Summary Starring Jim Carrey & Zooey Deschanel

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Carl (Jim Carrey) is a quiet man who keeps to himself avoiding everyone, including his friends.  After a terrible break-up with his girlfriend Stephanie (Molly Sims) three years ago, Carl just hasn't been able to put his life back together.  Carl's best friend Peter (Bradley Cooper), although patient at first, becomes very frustrated with him when he forgets to attend his bachelor party.

When Carl meets up with an old friend Nick (Michael Higgins), he learns about a Yes seminar that Nick encourages him to attend.  Although quite skeptical of the idea Carl knows that he needs to do something to get out of his life funk.  When Carl finally decides to attend the seminar he is made into quite a spectacle when Nick informs the group that it is Carl's first meeting.

As Carl is getting into his car after the seminar a bum asks him for a ride to which Carl must answer yes.  As the two are heading to their destination Carl also agrees to let the bum use his cell phone and give him cash as well.  This of course leaves Carl with a problem when he runs out of gas after dropping off the bum in a public park.  With a dead battery in his cell phone, Carl ends up begrudgingly walking to the nearest gas station to get gas for his car.  When he meets Allison (Zooey Deschanel) at the gas station he begins to think his luck is changing.  Allison is quite amused by Carl and agrees to give him a ride back to his car on her scooter.

Realizing that his yeses led him to Allison Carl begins to think there is something promising about his new philosophy.  With this confirmation Carl beings to say yes to everything.  Of course not being able to say no has its ups and downs.  This new lifestyle gets Carl into a bar fight, a romantic rendezvous with his elderly neighbor and an all niter with his buddies which ends in a hilarious Red Bull scene.

The wonderfully spontaneous lifestyle comes to an end when Carl and Allison split up after she finds out he is only saying yes to things out of obligation.  The break-up helps Carl see the true meaning behind the Yes philosophy which is to open your mind to saying yes but not necessarily to everything.  With this new discovery Carl runs back to Allison and asks for another chance which she can't deny him.

If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy to watch with your significant other check out Jim Carrey in Yes Man.  There are countless laughs and even some well placed romantic moments.  Zooey and Carrey really played off each other well and made a better on screen couple than I thought was possible.

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Yes Man is one of the more recent Jim Carrey movies which was filmed in 2008. Learn more about Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and the entire Yes Man movie cast or check out the entire list of Jim Carrey films and movie roles.

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This article was published on 2011/01/05