History Film / YesMan

4th Oct '15 12:19:16 AM KarjamP
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* DyeingForYourArt: JimCarrey actually learned Korean, ''and'' actually got that perfect DDR score (he already knew how to play the guitar).
4th Oct '15 12:18:38 AM KarjamP
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* {{Adorkable}}: Norm. He seems pretty annoying at first, but the more we see of the guy makes him more endearing.
** Carl himself counts as this.
** So does Soo-Mi, the romantically frustrated {{Meganekko}} whom Carl eventually sets up with Norm, to great success.

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* {{Adorkable}}: {{Adorkable}}:
** Soo-Mi, the romantically frustrated {{Meganekko}} whom Carl eventually sets up with Norm, to great success.
**
Norm. He seems pretty annoying at first, but the more we see of the guy makes him more endearing.
** %%** Carl himself counts as this.
** So does Soo-Mi, the romantically frustrated {{Meganekko}} whom Carl eventually sets up with Norm, to great success.
this.



* BadassBiker: Carl and the Ducatti.
* BigYes
* BlackComedy: Carl's friends finding him dead. [[{{CrossesTheLineTwice}} With flies all over him. And in his mouth.]] [[spoiler: Of course it's AllJustADream !]]
* ChekhovsGun: A [[spoiler:mail-order bride]], [[spoiler:learning to fly a plane]], and [[spoiler:a loan for a fertilizer company]] at first appear to be one-off gags, but both factor into the plot later when [[spoiler: Carl and Allison are detained at the airport]]. The [[spoiler:loan for the motorcycle]] and [[spoiler:Lee being a nurse (conveniently at the hospital where Carl is taken)]] also turn out to be important.

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* %%* BadassBiker: Carl and the Ducatti.
* BigYes
BigYes: The premise of the film involves Carl essentially becoming a YesMan, so naturally, this happens.
* BlackComedy: Carl's friends finding him dead. [[{{CrossesTheLineTwice}} With flies all over him. And in his mouth.]] [[spoiler: Of course it's AllJustADream !]]
all just a dream.]]
* ChekhovsGun: A [[spoiler:mail-order bride]], [[spoiler:learning to fly a plane]], and [[spoiler:a loan for a fertilizer company]] at first appear to be one-off gags, but both all factor into the plot later when [[spoiler: Carl and Allison are detained at the airport]]. The [[spoiler:loan for the motorcycle]] and [[spoiler:Lee being a nurse (conveniently at the hospital where Carl is taken)]] also turn out to be important.



* CloudCuckooLander: Nick. In ''spades''.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Pretty much everyone who's been to one of Terrence's events seems to believe that his philosophy really is about saying "yes" to everything, rather than it just being a way of opening people up to new ideas and experiences. Carl is the only person to get the full idea behind it, and even that doesn't happen until Terrence explicitly tells him.

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* %%* CloudCuckooLander: Nick. In ''spades''.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: ComicallyMissingThePoint:
**
Pretty much everyone who's been to one of Terrence's events seems to believe that his philosophy really is about saying "yes" to everything, rather than it just being a way of opening people up to new ideas and experiences. Carl is the only person to get the full idea behind it, and even then that doesn't happen until Terrence explicitly tells him.



* DeadpanSnarker: Allison, played by... you guessed it, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, who did it a [[TypeCasting couple of times before]]. Carl is also pretty snarky himself.
* DirtyOldWoman: Tillie.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Allison, played by... you guessed it, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, who did it a [[TypeCasting couple of times before]]. Carl is also pretty snarky himself.
* %%* DirtyOldWoman: Tillie.



* InterruptedSuicide: The "Jumper" scene.
* IWantSong: ''Yes Man'' (the credits song).

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* %%* InterruptedSuicide: The "Jumper" scene.
* %%* IWantSong: ''Yes Man'' (the credits song).



* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by the trope's perceived poster girl Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, is a subversion. Her quirky hobbies are entirely for herself, and she's pretty horrified at the idea of just being a tool for Carl's happiness. She also calls him out when he tells her that she's so fearless, and explains that of course she has her own fears, and that she's also perfectly happy living her life without him. In a way, this is {{Meta}} ManicPixieDreamGirl TheMovie.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by the trope's perceived poster girl Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, is a subversion. Her quirky hobbies are entirely for herself, and she's pretty horrified at the idea of just being a tool for Carl's happiness. She also calls him out when he tells her that she's so fearless, and explains that of course she has her own fears, and that she's also perfectly happy living her life without him. In a way, this is {{Meta}} ManicPixieDreamGirl TheMovie.



* MeetCute: A subversion occurs with Carl and Allison.
** Played completely straight when Carl introduces Soo-Mi to Norm.
* MistakenForTerrorist: [[spoiler:PlayedForLaughs when Carl is detained by federal agents who, judging by his weird hobbies, believe that he's a North Korean spy preparing a 9/11-style terrorist plot.]]

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* MeetCute: %%* MeetCute:
%%**
A subversion occurs with Carl and Allison.
** %%** Played completely straight when Carl introduces Soo-Mi to Norm.
* MistakenForTerrorist: [[spoiler:PlayedForLaughs PlayedForLaughs when Carl [[spoiler:Carl is detained by federal agents who, judging by his weird hobbies, believe that he's a North Korean spy preparing a 9/11-style terrorist plot.]]



* MotorMouth: Carl, after having one too many Red Bull energy drinks.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Terrence has one of these in the very last shot of the film, as he realises from [[spoiler:the hundreds of naked people, who had happily donated all of their clothing to charity at Carl's request]] that no-one (aside from Carl) has understood the point of his message at all.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: End of the movie.
** And Carl's upskirt (or rather, up-hospital-gown) moment as he rides the Ducatti to get his girl.
* PrecisionFStrike: During Carl's rant after his first "yes" act. It's quite understandable too.
* ProductPlacement: The only discernible reason for Red Bull to be mentioned as many times as it is.
** And lets not forget the Tempurpedic mattress and the cup of wine.
* RecklessGunUsage: The hero goes skeet shooting with his girlfriend. She asks what to do, and accidentally shoots the ground. After the instructor shows her where to point, she hits the clay pigeon. In her excitement, she turns around still holding the gun and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny everyone in the shooting range ducks for cover.]]
* ShoutOut: "I got blisters on me fingers!"
** The film has a number of tributes to the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film series including a die-hard Harry Potter fan and a scene where the characters marathon the movie series. It should come as no surprise that producer David Heyman, who produced the ''Harry Potter'' films, also produced this movie.
*** Or that Creator/WarnerBros distributed all ... nine, now.
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/LiarLiar''.

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* %%* MotorMouth: Carl, after having one too many Red Bull energy drinks.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Terrence has one of these in the very last shot of the film, as he realises realizes from [[spoiler:the hundreds of naked people, who had happily donated all of their clothing to charity at Carl's request]] that no-one (aside from Carl) has understood the point of his message at all.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: End NakedPeopleAreFunny:
** The end
of the movie.
**
movie has all attendees of the seminar attend without clothes due to donating all their clothes, [[spoiler: causing Terrence's "My God What Have I Done" moment]].
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And Carl's upskirt (or rather, up-hospital-gown) moment as he rides the Ducatti to get his girl.
* %%* PrecisionFStrike: During Carl's rant after his first "yes" act. It's quite understandable too.
* ProductPlacement: The only discernible reason for Red Bull to be mentioned as many times as it is.
**
is. And lets not forget also the Tempurpedic mattress and the cup of wine.
* RecklessGunUsage: The hero goes skeet shooting with his girlfriend. She asks what to do, and accidentally shoots the ground. After the instructor shows her where to point, she hits the clay pigeon. In her excitement, she turns around still holding the gun and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny everyone in the shooting range ducks for cover.]]
cover.
* ShoutOut: "I got blisters on me fingers!"
ShoutOut:
** The film has a number of tributes to the ''Film/HarryPotter'' film series including a die-hard Harry Potter fan and a scene where the characters marathon the movie series. It should come as no surprise that producer David Heyman, who produced the ''Harry Potter'' films, also produced this movie.
***
movie. Or that Creator/WarnerBros distributed all ... nine, now.
* %%** "I got blisters on me fingers!"
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SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/LiarLiar''.



* ThoseTwoGuys: The FBI agents that arrest Carl at the airport.

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* %%* ThoseTwoGuys: The FBI agents that arrest Carl at the airport.
6th Aug '15 5:28:00 AM Prfnoff
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* FakeBand: Munchausen by Proxy. The soundtrack album consists of nine {{Eels}} songs and four Munchausen by Proxy songs [[note]]One of which wasn't actually in the movie[[/note]], and the liner notes have some fun with this: There's an essay about Munchausen by Proxy written by Eels' vocalist E and an essay about Eels supposedly written by Allison... So in other words you have a real musician writing about a fictional band and a fictional musician writing about a real one.

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* FakeBand: Munchausen by Proxy. The soundtrack album consists of nine {{Eels}} Music/{{Eels}} songs and four Munchausen by Proxy songs [[note]]One of which wasn't actually in the movie[[/note]], and the liner notes have some fun with this: There's an essay about Munchausen by Proxy written by Eels' vocalist E and an essay about Eels supposedly written by Allison... So in other words you have a real musician writing about a fictional band and a fictional musician writing about a real one.
31st May '15 11:51:41 PM Solle
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by...Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. you get the idea.
** Or, as per Zooey Deschanel's usual typecasting, a SubvertedTrope. Allison never drags Carl kicking and screaming into a life of adventure as the typical trope character usually does. Carl actually functions as his own MPDG due to the MindScrew Terrence put on him. In a way, this is {{Meta}} ManicPixieDreamGirl TheMovie.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by...Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. you get by the idea.
** Or, as per Zooey Deschanel's usual typecasting,
trope's perceived poster girl Creator/ZooeyDeschanel, is a SubvertedTrope. Allison never drags Carl kicking subversion. Her quirky hobbies are entirely for herself, and screaming into she's pretty horrified at the idea of just being a tool for Carl's happiness. She also calls him out when he tells her that she's so fearless, and explains that of course she has her own fears, and that she's also perfectly happy living her life of adventure as the typical trope character usually does. Carl actually functions as his own MPDG due to the MindScrew Terrence put on without him. In a way, this is {{Meta}} ManicPixieDreamGirl TheMovie.
31st May '15 11:49:17 PM Solle
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Describe YesMan here.

Yes Man!

Yes Man is a 2008 film where Creator/JimCarrey has to say yes to everything.

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Describe YesMan here.

Yes Man!

Yes Man
'''Yes Man''' is a 2008 film where Creator/JimCarrey has to say yes to everything.
29th Apr '15 8:19:06 PM Fireblood
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* TheDanza: Creator/TerenceStamp as self-help guru Terrence Bundley.


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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Carl is propositioned by an old woman who lives in his building, and when he tries to say no, he is karmically punished. Think for a second about how this would be treated if the protagonist was a woman.
1st Apr '15 7:46:35 AM PresidentExpert
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by...ZooeyDeschanel. you get the idea.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Allison, played by...ZooeyDeschanel.Creator/ZooeyDeschanel. you get the idea.
24th Aug '14 11:23:12 AM Kasumiwumi
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A 2008 film that is basically ''Film/LiarLiar'', except this time Creator/JimCarrey has to say yes to everything.

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A Yes Man is a 2008 film that is basically ''Film/LiarLiar'', except this time where Creator/JimCarrey has to say yes to everything.
12th Jul '14 8:49:04 PM Sheora
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The first time Carl tries to go against the covenant and say "no" he almost meets with a terrible end. From then on he's convinced that he's actually magically contracted to say "yes." [[Spoiler:When he hunts down Terrence and asks him to remove the covenant from him, he informs him there ''is no covenant.'' It's left up to the viewer to decide if it was magic, or the power of suggestion.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The first time Carl tries to go against the covenant and say "no" he almost meets with a terrible end. From then on he's convinced that he's actually magically contracted to say "yes." [[Spoiler:When [[spoiler: When he hunts down Terrence and asks him to remove the covenant from him, he informs him there ''is no covenant.'' It's left up to the viewer to decide if it was magic, or the power of suggestion.]]
12th Jul '14 8:48:43 PM Sheora
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Added DiffLines:

* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The first time Carl tries to go against the covenant and say "no" he almost meets with a terrible end. From then on he's convinced that he's actually magically contracted to say "yes." [[Spoiler:When he hunts down Terrence and asks him to remove the covenant from him, he informs him there ''is no covenant.'' It's left up to the viewer to decide if it was magic, or the power of suggestion.]]
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