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 (based on the memoir by Danny Wallace). 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.
‘It’s about a man who finds himself very depressed, and is always saying no. When friends ask him out, he always says no,’ Heyman said of the script. “[The film will explore] what happens when he decides to say yes to every thing that comes his way.”
This sounds like a high concept comedy spun in reality. Heyman went on to call this ‘one of the funniest scripts I’ve read’, which is good news, because if Jim Carrey can do anything, it’s make a funny script even funnier. Carrey is naturally hilarious, as he consistently proves on talk shows the world over, time and time again.
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Written by: Nicholas Stoller and Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel
Cast: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Michael Higgins…