Critical Mass: Will It Be "Yes Man" or "Seven Pounds" This Weekend?

It's tough to drag our attention away from Oscar buzz-worthy movies these days, but two big budget flicks with very different themes are giving it a shot this weekend. Which one will you go see? Let's explore our options...

First up is Seven Pounds, starring the basically untouchable Will Smith and his latest gorgeous Latina co-star, Rosario Dawson. If you're confused by this movie's trailer, don't worry--so are we. We know it's got something to do with altering people's fates, playing God or whatever the kids are calling it these days, but that's about it. We're a little skeptical about supernatural movies that promise mindblowing surprises, and it is getting "generally negative" reviews. Still, a love scene between Rosario and Will is intriguing, especially because the actress keeps telling anyone who will listen how nervous he was to be in bed with her. We'll have to see that to believe it!

Next is Yes Man, Jim Carrey's first pure comedy since 1972 (okay, 2005). At first glance, it seems like a derivative of Liar Liar ("Before, he couldn't fib...now he can't say no!") but as a social experiment, the idea of being fearless enough to say yes to everything and then deal with the implications is pretty interesting. The real reason why we'd like to check it out, though, is for the scene with Luis Guzman--he plays as a desperate man who's about to jump off a building and has the added torture of Jim Carrey singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind in his ear. Guzman recently told Latina.com that shooting the scene was no less insufferable: "Don’t ever, ever stand on a three-inch ledge off of a five-story building. That's what I did for two days, honey." Thanks for the tip, Luis.

So, what'll it be? Seven Pounds, Yes Man or neither? Cast your vote now!

 

 

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