IN ‘YES DAY,' KIDS GET THEIR WAY FOR 24 HOURS
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Like an innocuous kid version of “The Purge,” Miguel Arteta’s “Yes Day” imagines an annual 24hour holiday of lawlessness.

The concept comes from Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s 2009 picture book, which suggested a day when parents — regularly such fonts of “No!” — have to answer in the positive to their children’s demands. For some, the idea had real appeal not just for giving kids a shot at decision-making freedom but for momentarily relieving parents of the burden of constant disapproval.

One parent, in particular, took to “Yes Day”: Jennifer Garner. The actress has previously spoken on social media about holding the holiday with her three children. And she’s a producer of the film, which debuts Friday on Netflix.

“No is part of the job,” narrates Allison Torres (Garner) in the film’s opening scenes. But so stern is Allison — the bad cop next to her more easy-going husband Carlos (Edgar Ramirez) — that her three children’s school projects suggest a dictatorship in need of a coup. One makes a video comparing her to Stalin and Mussolini.

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