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Jim Carrey's Yes Man opens today. It's almost certainly lousy. But it's also an excellent opportunity to reflect - with James Parker, the Atlantic's new "Moving Pictures" columnist - on Carrey's peculiarly unnerving style of comedy, and the thread (well, more like a rope) of existential anxiety that runs through his filmography. Here's the piece; here's the videotape:

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Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

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