The Yes Men

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"Changing the world one prank at a time."
  • R
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 6.8  (6,159)
  • 68

The Yes Men is a documentary film that follows the journeys of two activists, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, as they impersonate corporate spokespeople and travel around the world, exposing the greed and wrongdoing of major corporations and organizations. The film opens with the introduction of the Yes Men, two men who share a passion for activism and exposing corporate greed. Through their efforts, they have managed to impersonate representatives from various large corporations, including ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical, allowing them to publicize the unethical practices of these organizations while posing as decision-makers.

The movie really begins when the Yes Men are invited to speak at a textile industry conference in Finland. Posing as representatives from the World Trade Organization, they give a presentation on a fictional product: a jumpsuit that can be used as a temporary shelter during disasters. The room is filled with industry professionals and government officials, all excited about the prospect of such a product. However, as the presentation continues, the Yes Men reveal that the jumpsuits are actually made from recycled human waste. The shock and disgust on the faces of those in attendance is palpable.

The Yes Men's antics do not stop in Finland. They continue to travel the world, creating fake websites, press releases, and even holding mock conferences, all as a means of exposing the lies and corruption of major corporations. One of their most famous stunts involves posing as representatives from Dow Chemical and announcing that the company will be compensating victims of the Bhopal disaster, which occurred in 1984 in India and killed over 20,000 people. The announcement received international media attention and brought much-needed attention to the ongoing struggle for justice for the victims and their families.

Throughout the film, we see the toll that the Yes Men's activism takes on them. They are faced with legal action, personal attacks, and even death threats. However, they continue to press on, knowing that their work is important and necessary.

The Yes Men is an inspiring and entertaining film that sheds light on the power of activism and the importance of holding corporations and governments accountable for their actions. Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are witty and charismatic, and their dedication to their work is truly admirable. This movie will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in the world.

The Yes Men is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 68.

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  • Release Date
    2003
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 23 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (6,159)
  • Metascore
    68