Jim Carrey starring in new comedy; still rocking the Yanni hair

Jim Carrey has pushed that girl hair thing for too long. Why do men do that? The best compliment he could receive is, “Hey, you’re not totally ugly with that ponytail.” No guy ever looks better for it, in my expert opinion. In actual news (not that ugly hair doesn’t count as actual news) this past weekend Harry Potter producer David Heyman told MTV News that he and Jim Carrey are working on a script for a movie titled “Yes Man.” It’s about a depressed man who says no to everything. He decides to change his outlook and say yes to absolutely everything, and hilarious hi jinks ensue. I assume the part about the hi jinks because Heyman says it’s a comedy, and otherwise it sounds thoughtful, and like something we might actually learn from.

After the perceived failure of Carrey’s thriller “The Number 23,” “Yes Man” — based on a book by Danny Wallace — will return him to the high-concept comedy realm that served him well in “Liar, Liar” and “Bruce Almighty.” The flick will mix the dilemmas he faced in those films with a more realistic concept along the lines of the Peter Sellers classic “Being There,” with Carrey’s character using his self-imposed limitations to uncover the strange roads life takes him down.

“It’s about a man who finds himself very depressed, and is always saying no. When friends ask him out, he always says no,” Heyman said of the script. “[The film will explore] what happens when he decides to say yes to every thing that comes his way.”

When asked what the tone of the flick would be, Heyman insisted it would be old-school Carrey. “It’s really funny,” he grinned. “It’s one of the funniest scripts I’ve read.”

[From MTV News]

No one does dumb comedy better than Jim Carrey, but this movie sounds like it might actually have a little substance. Carrey has spoken previously about his struggles with depression and bipolar disorder, so it’ll be interesting to see if some of his own experiences come out in this movie. Jim and Jenny McCarthy seem to still be going strong. For a while they had twin haircuts, and I thought that was symbolic that they were equal partners in their relationship. Now Jim’s hair is much longer than Jenny’s, so I’m going to assume that means that Jim is now the girl in the relationship. The two have been pretty low key about their relationship, and seem like a really good match. Don’t worry; I’m still going to monitor their hair for signs of trouble.

Thanks to Buzzfoto and I’m Not Obsessed for these pictures.


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