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Yes Man 2-Disc Special Edition
Warner Bros. Pictures
List Price: $34.99 (Check Price at Amazon.com)
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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.
The picture quality was good for DVD but unremarkable. There were no annoying artifacts, edge enhancements, or other visual issues.
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.
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.
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.
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