Say yes to this fun-filled family adventure!
By Movie Review
Having kids changes life… well, it’s no revelation. Our lives go topsy turvy and being a parent is not easy. What with trying to control everything that’s happening to your precious ones. And they definitely do not like it! Yes Day truly shows the balance of power and lack of it between the two generations.
Miguel Arteta’s Yes Day imagines an annual 24-hour holiday of lawlessness where parents say yes to every demand. Be it ice cream for breakfast, adventure park rides for lunch, fun parties, or even a lot of junk food. There is no ‘no’.
The concept comes from Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s 2009 picture book, which suggested a day when parents have to answer in the positive to their children’s demands. For some, the idea had real appeal not just for giving children a shot at decision-making freedom but for momentarily relieving parents of the burden of constant disapproval.
The movie of course wins hands down with the charming Jennifer Garner playing the mother of three (unbelievable) and constantly being the bad guy. The actress has previously spoken on social media about holding the holiday with her three children. And she’s a producer of the Netflix film. Garner’s character Allison is so disliked by her kids in comparison to her easy-going husband Carlos (Edgar Ramirez) that her son shows her as a dictator in his school video project! It’s then that the parents decide to give their kids a Yes Day!
The movie is fun and has a lot of emotional moments too. But moreover it’s a good break from the routine parents-children drama movies. The best part is you can watch it with your whole family without a single awkward moment.