Movie Monday - Yes Man

Welcome to Movie Monday. On a Monday I pick a movie from the ones I've watched in the last week, and highlight what I think is the film's memorable moment.

This week - Yes Man

"All aboard the Hogwarts Express. Next stop, Azkaban!"

Memorable Moment - Jim Carrey gives a great (and thankfully understated) performance in this delightful rom-com about living life to the full. There are a lot of funny scenes in this film, but the one I've chosen as my memorable moment is the Harry Potter costume party hosted by Rhys Darby's character Norman. I find this scene particularly hilarious because Norman and his friends are supposed to appear a little sad - a bunch of grown-ups dressing up as wizards and witches and house-elves, playing a game of Quidditch in the living room, and watching a Harry Potter film marathon - but all I can think is 'how cool to go to a Harry Potter party!' :-)

Being a movie nerd is used for comedic purposes here and I can definitely see the funny side of adults being so obsessed with Harry Potter that they recite the dialogue as they watch the movie, and wave goodbye at the t.v screen when the characters leave at the end of the film! That's brilliantly funny. And yet, for me, I get it. I'm a movie nerd. I sometimes recite the dialogue while watching a movie. I'd love a movie-themed costume party. I'd say 'yes' to that! ;-)

The message of Yes Man is to make the most of your life. To not turn down opportunities because of fear. Say yes more often and experience all the crazy things life has to offer. Live life like a child does, with wonder and excitement. Don't become one of those boring adults who forgets how to have fun. It's a great message. And that's why the Harry Potter party scene is the best in the whole film - because it encapsulates this message perfectly. Let loose, embrace your inner child and dress up like a boy wizard, just for the hell of it! 

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