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This week's reviewed movie is:
Yes Man




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I found Yes Man a surprisingly good quirky comedy with a romance that generates some pretty good chemistry between Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel.

I think what makes things work so well for me is I've been a fan of Carrey's from the very start.

There's some flat performances in the film, and false situations and bad lines, but the laughs are there and the message about a personal transformation is endless.

I found it's worth seeing.

Not unlike Liar, Liar, where he must tell the truth, this Jim Carrey must say "yes" to everything.

Let the outrageous situations begin!

It's a lighthearted romantic comedy not unsimilar to previous films.

But it is great to see Jim Carrey back where he belongs.

Unfortunately, it is too similar to previous efforts and leaves you with a feeling of deja vu all over again.

The star, Jim Carrey, tries getting back in his zany wacko form as a lonely loan officer who attends a motivational seminar and then must say yes to every opportunity and proposal that comes his way from bungee jumping off a bridge to buying a Persian wife online.

The problem I had with this romantic comedy is the humor, which doesn't fill every part as we have come to expect from his movies.

The funny concept has its highs and lows, but they went a little too low with the vulgarity of one gag involving an elderly woman, and I'm surprised it didn't earn the film an R rating.

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