Yes Day: When is the Jennifer Garner comedy released on Netflix? Who is in the cast? Is it based on a true story?

Based on the book Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Yes Day is a sugar-rush family comedy starring Jennifer Garner and The Undoing's Édgar Ramírez.

By Alex Fletcher Updated: 12 March 2021 - 10.39am
Netflix Jennifer Garner and Edgar Ramirez getting wet and wild in Yes Day

A joyous family comedy, Yes Day is about an unofficial annual holiday that is every child’s dream – a day where your parents have to say yes to every request.

The movie is streaming now on Netflix and is perfect for anyone searching for an uplifting film, suitable for all ages.

Like Christmas and birthdays rolled up into one, it’s an event that the star of Yes Day Jennifer Garner has implemented into her own family life.

Speaking US talkshow The View in 2018, Garner said: “I’m a strict mum. I say no all the time. There’s a book Yes Day, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, it’s wish fulfilment like putting gel in your hair, choosing the cereal in the grocery store, all day long you say 'Yes'.

“I read it to my middle daughter and she would dream of Yes Day. ‘More than her birthday, more than Christmas, I want Yes Day’.

“So one year, I just gave it to them. And it was just silly stuff. Yes, we’re going to have ice cream for breakfast. Yes, we’re going to buy a lottery ticket. It’s silly, it’s the longest day of the year.”

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Yes Day brings the original story and Garner’s personal experience of Yes Day to life in what looks like it will be one of the most heart-warming, sugar-rush-inducing, fun family films of the year…

When is Yes Day released?

Yes Day is streaming now on Netflix.

Who are the Yes Day cast?

The movie stars Jennifer Garner (Alias) and Édgar Ramírez (The Undoing) as the parents who sign up to Yes Day to prove to their kids that they still know how to have fun.

Jenna Ortega (Stuck in the Middle, You), Julian Lerner (Pottersville) and Everly Carganilla (Jane the Virgin) are their three kids who get to live out all their dreams for one day.

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Jenna Ortega and Julian Lerner in Yes Day Netflix

Singer H.E.R., Nat Faxon (The Way Way Back), Molly Sims (The Wrong Missy), Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project), Arturo Castro (Narcos, Broad City) also star in the film.

The film is directed by Miguel Arteta (Cedar Rapids) and written by Justin Malen (Office Christmas Party).

What's the story of Yes Day?

Jennifer Garner and the cast of Yes Day Netflix

The official Netflix synopsis reads:

"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."

What is the film based on?

Jennifer Garner and Jenna Ortega in Yes Day Netflix

The movie is inspired by the popular children’s book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jennifer Garner’s personal experiences of bringing Yes Day to life.

The book captures the joy of being a child, the excitement of ordering pizza for breakfast and looks at what would really happen if kids got to live out their wildest wishes.

Everyone deserves a Yes Day!

Watch Yes Day on Netflix now.

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