Saturday, April 11, 2009

Say Yes to Life :)

This weekend it was rainy enough for me to rent Yes Man, a Jim Carrey comedy that I had not really planned on ever watching, but Zooey Deschanel is in it and I love the premise, so I decided to give it a go. The picture, by the way, doesn't have too much to do with the film, but I have yet to figure out how to properly upload pics from the interweb. 

The plot is quite simple - Jim Carrey plays Carl, a divorced banker who resists taking any sort of initiative in life and does not dare to step out into the world and truly live because he doesn't believe in himself. A friend drags him along to a meeting/cult assembly in order to turn him into a Yes Man - someone who says yes to life no matter what that may bring. Carl hesitantly goes along with this whacky agreement and all sorts of shenanigans get riled up in a comedic sort of way. Zooey plays Allison, an adventurous (and fashionable) free spirit who captures Carl's sad, lonesome heart and warms it with her vibrant spirit. Ahem, yes. Summary over and out. 

While at times the plot and style of the movie are a bit incoherent and messy, overall I enjoyed it, laughed out loud, and yearned to start my own cult of Yes Peoples. It's so true that we stay within our comfort zones and close ourselves off from billions of opportunities we wake up to every single morning. I appreciated the positive message in this movie and also loved Zooey's singing (and acting, there was some of that too), she's phenomenal and hilarious. 

So think about this moment, this very moment right now...and if you're not doing what you love then run outside, jump up and down, and yell out what you really want to devote yourself to while you have the chance :) Oh, and then do it!

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