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DVD Review: Yes Man 2-Disc Special Edition

Posted on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 8:22 PM by Scott Jentsch

Front Cover ArtworkYes Man 2-Disc Special Edition
DVD
Warner Bros. Pictures
104 Minutes

List Price: $34.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)

This movie is also available on Blu-ray and video on demand (rental, purchase).

Available 4/7/2009

Rated PG-13

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  TheatricalThis Disc
Video Format:
35mm
480i MPEG-2
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 2.40:1
Audio:

Dolby Digital
DTS Digital
SDDS

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital 5.1

Other:  

Movie: DVD
Digital Copy: DVD

Disc 1 Contents

  • Upfront Ads - can be skipped (DD 5.1)
    • Blu-ray Promo (1:09)
    • He's Not That Into You on Blu-ray and DVD (:45)
    • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past in Theaters (2:31)
  • Movie
  • Special Features
    • Downtime on the Set of Yes Man with Jim Carrey (3:59)
    • Jim Carrey: Extreme Yes Man (11:52)
    • Future Sounds: Munchausen by Proxy (5:27)
    • Munchausen by Proxy Music Videos (14:25)
    • Gag Reel (5:34)

About the Movie

Jim Carrey returns to his comedic, slapstick roots with this comedy about a man who breaks out of his post-divorce depression by saying "yes" to every opportunity after attending a motivational seminar.

How Does it Look?

Still from the movie (not an actual screenshot)

The picture quality was good for DVD but unremarkable. There were no annoying artifacts, edge enhancements, or other visual issues.

How Does it Sound?

For a comedy, the sound is quite good! Usually, decent sound mixes are reserved for action movies and epics, but this title actually does a decent job of using the soundfield to its advantage. It's not going to be demo material by any means, but it's nice to see some work put into it.

Extras

I like to see the theatrical trailer included with movies, so I was disappointed that one wasn't included here. The other features are OK as far as DVD supplements go, but nothing substantial is to be found in any of them. If you enjoyed the music of Munchausen by Proxy, you'll be happy with the music videos and maybe even the mockumentary about the band.

There is a second disc in the form of a DVD Digital Copy. By inserting the disc into a Windows PC or Mac, you can obtain a digital copy of the movie for playback on your PSP, PC, Mac, or iPod. Typically, I don't consider digital copies of this kind to be at all worthwhile, but with a movie like this, I can see the appeal of having it on one's iPod for a couple of days to revisit. I didn't explore this option, so I can't comment on the picture or sound quality. The documentation says that the Digital Copy must be redeemed by 4/6/2010.

Conclusion

This movie is Jim Carrey's vehicle from beginning to end, and he succeeds in finding the magic he once delivered so effortlessly on the screen back in the day of Liar Liar. It certainly helps that he is backed up by a great performance by Zooey Deschanel and the other supporting characters.

The disc packaging is somewhat misleading in that it says that it is a "2-disc Digital Copy Special Edition" which, to the casual observer, would mean that there are two discs of content, plus a digital copy. In fact, there is one disc of content, and one disc containing the digital copy.

If you're a big Jim Carrey comedy fan, this is worth picking up. If you're on the fence, it's definitely worth renting.

Recommended Reading

Don't just take our word for it, check out these resources for more reviews of the movie and of the disc.

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