Yes Day Review Movie
Yes Day Review
Ask any parent they'd like to crush to death with the Hatchimal and the odds are you'll find Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse could be a few possible targets. The book for children published in 2009 by the duo, Yes Day!, was the first book to introduce children (and parents who are in despair) to the idea of this amnesty for parents that is time-bound in which they can get an response to any question (Can we get Wagon Wheels for breakfast? Can we take a drink of maple syrup? Do we have the right to dye our cat with orange?) should be answered by a sigh of affirmation.
The picture-driven book is mostly uninteresting and uninteresting, the film, written by Cedar Rapids' Miguel Arteta is an attempt to broaden the shaky idea. We meet Allison (Jennifer Garner) and Carlos Torres (Edgar Ramirez) who were once youthful, enthusiastic twentysomethings who have become parents of three demanding children. After middle-child Nando (Julian Lerner) submits the school assignment that compares his buzzkill mother with Mussolini (surely meriting at least a week of the dirty step) She impulsively consents to the day of violence in order to prove her reputation as a fun-loving mother.
Directed at the preteens, the movie does not have a zingy wit or sharp dialogue.
What begins as a heartwarming tale of bonding between parents and children soon devolves into an unsettling Saturnalia of eating contests as well as paramilitary water-ballooning, fights over toy gorillas , and an infrequent stint in jail. While there's certainly comedy in the setting but Justin Malen's (Office Christmas Party) disappointingly boring script is unable to ignite. The film is aimed at the young teens, the movie does not have a zingy or sharp dialogue and relying on broad, situational variations (too too much ice cream can lead to diarrhoea! If your kids aren't careful, they'll ruin your house!) That never manage to conjure an ounce of wit needed to make the family chaos into laughs.
Even Garner who is an advocate for Yes Days, having enshrined them as a true family tradition in the year 2012 isn't able to save this from a dull existence. As she slams herself into the role with a remarkable attitude, Garner just about manages to bring it to an uninspiring and sweet end, complete with a cool music festival that is so sluggish it must be distributing out ketamine in the wheelbarrow.