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  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.4  (3,234)
  • 55

Yes is a romantic drama film released in 2004, directed by Sally Potter. The film stars Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neil in lead roles while Shirley Henderson and Samantha Bond play supporting roles. The movie tells the story of an unhappily married Irish-American scientist named She (Joan Allen) who meets and goes on a nighttime walk with a Lebanese cook who is working in London, named He (Simon Abkarian).

As they walk together, they discuss a range of topics from politics to religion, from love to lust, and from war to humanity. As their conversation goes on, their chemistry slowly builds up, and they start falling for each other. But with cultural barriers and She's marriage standing in their way, they both find it hard to fully commit to each other.

The movie explores themes of love, passion, racism, classism, religion, politics, and human nature. The experimental film style of the movie features black and white cinematography and spoken-word poetry with a mix of real, and imagined conversations that reflect the couple's innermost wants and fears.

Joan Allen gives an excellent performance as She, a woman who is struggling with her personal desires and the expectations placed upon her by society. Her character is complex, and Allen plays her with the right balance of strength and vulnerability. Meanwhile, Simon Abkarian's portrayal of He creates a charming and confident character with a mysterious past.

Sam Neill portrays She's cold and pragmatic husband, who seems to have given up on their relationship. His performance brings a depth of understanding to the struggles of a failing marriage.

The film's visual style, designed by Potter herself, is captivating, with the use of black and white shots and slow-motion sequences that add to the movie's dream-like quality. The use of poetic language is particularly effective, with the dialogue speaking to the themes of the film and adding a layer of complexity to the characters and their relationship.

Yes is a thought-provoking film that addresses some of the fundamental issues of our time. The film does not provide concrete answers but rather opens up a space for dialogue and discussion around its themes, allowing its audience to reflect upon the film's events in their own way.

Overall, Yes is a beautifully crafted film that explores the complexities of human relationships and encourages viewers to think deeply about the ways in which cultural differences and societal expectations can impact our lives.

Yes is a 2004 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 55.

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    6.4  (3,234)
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