“Not quite the calibre of one of Michael Moore’s bold plights – Moore himself makes an appearance in the film, by the way – but still, “The Yes Men” is an enjoyable, sometimes shocking – in the fact that these guys go to so much trouble to keep the ruse alive – flick. Worth a look” – Clint Morris
Mike Bonnano, Andy Bichlbaum
If you’re at least a little more confident about attending that fancy dress party you’ve been invited to – and have been indecisive about going to it because of trepidation of attire or lack of a good costume, plus the confidence to wear it – after sitting through “The Yes Men”, then the film’s succeeded in something. They may have also liked you to join their anti-WTO group and start flying the flag for what they’re trying to do here, but unfortunately the ringmasters don’t quite have the wiles of Michael Moore to entice you into signing anything. Still, this taking-the-Mickey-out-of-politics documentary is still very entertaining, and by golly, if you aren’t applauding some of the headliners actions.
“The Yes Men” are a couple of gutsy pranksters who – inadvertently, because people have mistaken their similar-looking satirical site for the WTO website – pose as reps of the World Trade Organization and start turning up at forums and lectures, where they proceed to give the most outrageous talks ever – playing it, of course, as serious as cancer.
It’s amusing to watch audiences sit and swallow their speeches : everything from upping slavery to giving electric shocks to those in sweatshops to get them working faster, recycling McDonald’s hamburgers (via human poop) and ultimately, their idea for a new casual work-suit, complete with a wally-esque appendage that can help a boss keep an eye on their employers, no matter where he is.
Not quite the calibre of one of Michael Moore’s bold plights – Moore himself makes an appearance in the film, by the way – but still, “The Yes Men” is an enjoyable, sometimes shocking – in the fact that these guys go to so much trouble to keep the ruse alive – flick. Worth a look.
Reviewer : Clint Morris
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.