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Are We There Yet? 2005

The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Year's Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in...

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Nick (Ice Cube), a smooth operator, is trying to land a date with Suzanne (Nia Long). Problem is Suzanne, a divorcee, with two children. Suzanne is on her way to Vancouver when her ex-husband call to say he couldn't keep the children. Suzanne is on her way back home in dread of losing her job. Seizing the opening, Nick graciously offers to bring seven-year-old Kevin (Philip Bolden) and eleven-year-old Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) up from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver. What Nick doesn't know is that Suzanne's children think that no man is good enough for their mom and will do everything they can to make the trip a nightmare for him.

Ice Cube is funny again. Cube proves himself a surprisingly strong actor here, playing Nick with sweetness and delightfulness, not to mention loads of funny children-related humor. Although the film covers some well-known subject, Cube, Bolden, and Allen adds the indispensable humor to make this movie worth seeing.

with one really funny part in the entire movie i was thouroghly dissapointed.
I am amazed at how bad the reviews are for this movie. I took my daughter anyway, because she loved the previews, and she loved it(6 yrs. old). I thought it was decent as well. Nothing spectacular but I wasn't expecting that going in. I think maybe the reviewers need to view this from the perspective of the intended viewing audience and maybe then they wouldn't be quite as hard on it.

Gene Siskel had a method when it came to writing a critique for a movie. He asked himself if he would enjoy a documentary of the same characters sitting down and eating breakfast. After watching Are We There Yet? personally, I wouldn't want to be in the same time zone as these characters. Are We There Yet? is a mess. No, wait. It goes beyond mess. This is a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. I think John speaks of this disaster in the Book of Revelations with the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Are We There Yet? is good for one thing and one thing only: guidlines to a filmmmaker as a what not to do when making a movie. I would say a do's and don't manual, but I could not find any do's.

Ice Cube plays -- well, let's say this: the stereotypical black male lead in a Hollywood comedy. He dresses in XXXL jersey's, saggy bottoms and an NBA cap cocked to the right. Oh, and much 'blingage'. He's the proud owner of a Collectors Memorbilla Store in Portland. Apparently it pays quite well -- but then again perhaps not. In recent 'black comedies' it is almost required that cruising around in a pimped out SUV is shown at least once. Think 'Johnson Family Vacation'. The family could be living in a two bedroom shack in the worst part of town and still have a pimpin' ride.

What follows is disaster. He hooks up with a young divorcee with two demonic children. The kids are overly protective of their mother and believe one day that she will get back together with their father. In order for this to happen they have to make it a living hell for any potential suitor. These kids need to return to their original father -- I believe his name is Lou Cypher. The kids need to be delivered to Vancouver to meet up with their mother who is on business. Cube takes it upon himself to bring the little hellions to her in return perhaps a shot in bed.

With Home Alone inspired hyjinks, the kids literally tear him and his ride apart. What had me, is their sinister little smiles gracing their faces, and horrifying giggles after close encounters with inevitable death. Currently I am big brothering a troubled youth who has committed horrifying acts towards family members and at the same time thinking nothing of his actions. We call this a potential sociopath. In Hollywood we call this a family comedy. Funny?

Are We There Yet? is arguably the worst picture I have ever seen. Unlike Christmas with the Kranks, which had mild laughs from Tim Allen, Are We There Yet? is a serious cringe fest. I grinded my molars countless times, tightened my fists and prepared to leave. What kept me in my seat is beyond me.

:rotten:Slapstick comedy... that fails altogether. Goes so extreme it has a talking bobblehead doll, reindeer fight sequences, an akwardly inserted exploding truck, silly horseback riding chases and two stupid and annoying children. Something a little child should even notice is quite silly and not even funny. Movie should be taken and tossed into a trash can along with Ice Cube's career.
Are We There Yet? actually isn't as bad as the critics say it is. It has many funny parts, but the pee scene, vomit scene and deer scene kept me thinking, Is It Over Yet?
This movie was not as funny as i expected but it did have its moments. the thing i did not like about this movie is how mean the kids were to Ice Cube. they trash a very nice Navagator, torture him and make the girl he likes not like him. I ended up feeling sad for the kids because what they see. This movie was an OK movie.
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i enjoyed are we there yet? more than i thought i would ,it has a few funny moments ,and isnt as bad as critics make it out to be ,a ok time killer when it comes to video but for the price of a ticket i dont know ,ice cube does a ok job and the movie has some touching moments but not enough for me to give it a fresh rating ,but it still isnt that bad ethier - 5:rotten:

Are we there yet is a decent enough movie. The plot is pretty lame (Ice Cube has to take his girlfriend's kids on a 350 mile cross country ride); but Ice Cube pulls his part well.

The kids' acting is decent and the movie contains bursts of humour, but on the whole it seems to lack the energy to become an allout comedy. Also, the final part of the movie drags. I'm pretty sure more humour and a faster climax would have made this a classic

MY Rating : 4/10 :rotten:
(disappointed that filmmakers lost their energy halfway through :( )
I was saying to myself during this film "Are we there yet?" Anything funny in this film was featured in the trailer.
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