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Not suitable under 10; parental guidance to 13 (lack of interest, sexual references, coarse language)
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|Children under 10||Not suitable due to lack of interest, sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children aged 10-13||Parental guidance recommended due to sexual references and coarse language.|
|Children over the age of 13||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Yes Man|
|Consumer advice lines:||Sexual references and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Carl Allen (Jim Carrey) is a sad lonely man who has had the same job as a loans officer in a bank for the last 5 years. His marriage failed three years previously and he spends each evening alone watching videos and refusing to attend social functions. He spends all his time saying ‘no.’ No to the people who want loans, no to going out, no to everyone and everything. Then one day he meets Nick (John Michael Higgins), an old friend who he hasn’t seen for 10 years. Nick has become a ‘yes’ man after attending the ‘Yes’ seminar run by the charismatic Terrence Bundly (Terence Stamp). Carl is dragged along to one of these by Nick. Once there he is put in the spotlight and forced to agree that he will start saying yes to everything.
From the time that he leaves the seminar he starts saying yes, and surprising things begin to happen. He meets a very nice girl Allison (Zooey Deschanel), learns Korean and also to fly and play the guitar. He is promoted and his social life expands. When at times he says no bad things seem to happen and he believes that he has to say yes all the time. This leads to the inevitable misunderstandings and comic adventures and it’s the left to Carl to work out exactly when you actually should say yes.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Marriage breakdown; life choices
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Younger children in this age group may also be disturbed by some of the above mentioned scenes and children in this age group may also be concerned by a scene where a person is trying to commit suicide by jumping from a building and Carl rescues him.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be scared by anything in this film.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There is sexual humour and innuendo in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:There are several scenes where the characters are drinking and one scene where Carl gets very drunk to the point where he is swaying about. He is also pictured on the floor of his toilet the next day.
There is some coarse language in this movie, including
Yes Man is a comedy based on the 2005 biography of the same name by British humorist Danny Wallace. It is likely to be enjoyed by older teenagers and Jim Carrey fans, but is not a film for younger children.
The main message of the film is that if you don’t try something then you will never have the opportunity to learn from the experience and that good things can come from ‘giving it a go’. The other side of the coin is that you need to think about the choices you make and the possible ramifications.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with older children include listening to others honesty the importance of friendship
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