Have you ever done a yes day with your kids?
I have, and they are pretty fun. We actually try to do them every so often as a special treat for our kids. Usually, my kids will request to play certain games, eat certain foods, and just try and have a great day. (For now. Haha! They are still young.) But yes days also help to teach kids to make decisions and to have fun. For parents, yes days help to bring parents closer to their kids and also remind us how to let loose and have fun as well. Yes Day hits Netflix on March 12, 2021. Here is my Yes Day Spoiler-Free Movie Review!
Yes Day Spoiler-Free Movie Review
It is not often that you come across a true family-friendly movie that is also pretty accurate when it comes to parenting. In Yes Day, the mom Allison, played by Jennifer Garner, is accused of basically being a party pooper mean mom. A parent that just says no, and I can totally relate to Allison’s character. I am also one of those parents who find themselves saying no more often than not, and feeling like my husband is the cool parent. It’s hard when you are the parent who is home with and taking care of the kids most of the time. It seems almost inevitable that you will be labeled the uncool parent. Haha! But I love how this parenting situation is shown and handled in Yes Day.
The yes day requests of Katie (Jenna Ortega), Nando (Julian Lerner), and Ellie (Everly Carganilla) are not outrageous or over the top, and the family bonding that occurs during their yes day is refreshing to watch. Another relatable situation in the movie is the relationship between Allison and her oldest daughter Katie. While my kids are not teenagers yet I do remember what I was like as a teenager and it was rough. Haha! Being in that in-between spot of still a kid, but wanting to be an adult is a hard one for both the teenager and parent. In Yes Day I think Allison and Carlos (Edgar Ramirez) handled the situations pretty well. Definitely better than I would have. Haha! Jennifer Garner seems in her element in the movie, and Yes Day is just another great example of how amazing of an actress she is.
I give Yes Day a solid B+. The movie is a wholesome, fun, and relatable film the whole family can watch. I also hope the movie encourages more families to participate in yes days.
Always feeling like they have to say NO to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a YES DAY — where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Little did they know that they’d be going on a whirlwind adventure around Los Angeles, that would bring the family closer to each other than ever before. Starring: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, Molly Sims. Directed by: Miguel Arteta