It’s hard to hate on Zooey Deschanel. She is just about the cutest thing since the poodle was bred with the labrador retriever. And unlike the sultry Scarlett Johansson, Deschanel cast a magical spell on us with her M. Ward musical collaboration She & Him. She’s the type of person you want to drink beers with and maybe play shuffle board while picking songs out on the juke box.
She’s also about the only reason you could get us to see the new Jim Carrey movie Yes Man, which is saying something because we used to be huge Carrey fans. The movie is a quasi-rehash of Liar, Liar, in that Carrey challenges himself to say “yes” for an entire year. So similar.
Anyway, in the movie Deschanel plays a singer in the band Manchausen By Proxy (with San Fran’s Von Iva as her backup). The song is “Sweet Ballad,” a pouty little number about being sick of being a booty call.
I love when she’s like don’t call me up after 11 p.m. it won’t happen anymore. It happened once before, okay twice, three, four, five, six times, but it won’t happen the seventh time. Call me at 10:59 I have rules.
Whore No More, could be the shoutout anthem of 2009.
More details of the soundtrack, which features the fake band, can be found at The Playlist. Yes Man is in theaters on Dec. 19 and if you haven’t read The Atlantic’s defense of Jim Carrey, it’s a fascinating look into the existential crisis that has been at the forefront of his comedy career.