Yes to Life!
Carl's life is going nowhere. His reaction to life is mostly in negative. And somehow life seems to go past him. His friends have also started accepting his absence as norm from their plans. His wife has left for some other guy and he can't get over it, either. Now, enter a friend, who has attended a self-help seminar, where Yes is the new No. He is coaxed in accepting the option of Yes in his life, as a covenant.
Just out of the seminar, he agrees to drop a homeless guy at a far-off place, parts with his cash and runs out of cellphone battery (courtesy long call by the same guy) and gas. Walking with a can to the nearest gas station, he meets cute Allison (with a nice helmet) on a scooter. She gives him a ride to his car and Carl discovers some positivity in his new found attitude. At work where, he has been always sidelined, he gets recognised for agreeing to work on Saturday and also, for extending loans of small amounts for people with various needs.
He agrees to be at a music performance of a band, which he had been earlier avoiding and gets to meet Allison again. Also, joins Allison for jogging photography in a spontaneous move. However, with new found positivism, he has also lost the power to say no, where he believes, that saying no will break the covenant. So, he agrees to be present in situations and circumstances, which he would rather avoid. In the positive spirit, he takes Korean classes, attends flying lessons, joins Persianwifefinder.com, learns to play guitar and also goes on spontaneous trips with Allison. There is a small comic track, as this also lands him in some trouble with the security agencies, as they suspect him to have terrorist links. However, he gets some positive spin-off from each endeavour, where he surprises himself with the outcome. Though, there is a misunderstanding with Allison over, the reasons behind his affirmative responses as she starts doubting his real intentions.
Funny moments include, when Carl manages to convince a person to give up on suicide mission by using his guitar skills. Also, manages to get fun out of a frustrated / depressed staff to give better service in arranging for bridal shower. Also, he learns to move away from past, when he refuses to get back to his ex-wife after she gets separated from her new boyfriend. Obviously, the ending of the movie is predictable where Carl gets the love of Allison, not before having a run with the speaker in his quest for understanding this yes doctrine and running half-naked in his hospital gown.
A good watch for fun and humour. :-) Yes, for sure.