If I could be the 11- or 12-year-old boy targeted by this movie, I would yell—"This is way below my intelligence level!" I very much like Michael Cera's smart-timid act, but if it shows up in too many movies like this, I'll start to hate it. As I do Jack Black's' dumb-loud routine. Some funny lines. Way too much bathroom humor—even for an 11-year-old like myself.
Well, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Doubt, Gran Torino, and The Wrestler have yet to reach South Florida. I hope the distributors and especially Muvico find lots of coal in their stockings. So—let's talk about Yes Man. I'll say yes to the movie–but only by a whisker. There are some funny scenes, but this is a really, really sloppy piece of work. It coulda shoulda been a lot more entertaining.
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
I really enjoyed the first two thirds of it. There's a lot of funny stuff and Sandler isn't afraid to stretch himself. The last third was a little more predictable Hollywood-big-summer-movie. But it was well worth the price of admission for first half or so.