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Are We There Yet? (2005)

Ice Cube , Nia Long , Brian Levant  |  PG |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen, Philip Bolden, Jay Mohr
  • Directors: Brian Levant
  • Writers: Claudia Grazioso, David N. Weiss, J. David Stem, Steven Gary Banks
  • Producers: Ice Cube, Dan Kolsrud, Derek Dauchy
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Chinese, Thai, Korean
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Mill Creek
  • DVD Release Date: May 24, 2005
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000803BQC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,014 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Are We There Yet?" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Blooper reel and deleted scenes
  • A tour of Nick's Fine Sports Collectibles
  • Play games
  • Road Trippin' -  making-of featurette
  • Storyboard comparisons

Editorial Reviews

A dealer in sports collectibles falls for a beautiful executive only to discover that to win her, he must win the affection of her two young children who are determined to keep their mother single.
Genre: Feature Film Family
Rating: PG
Release Date: 8-SEP-2006
Media Type: DVD

Customer Reviews

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Yet Disturbing August 23, 2006
I have to confess that I really enjoyed this movie. The Ice Cube of today is a long way removed from the gun toting, foul mouthed Ice Cube of the gang movie and hip hop culture of the early 1990s. Don't get me wrong: Boyz in the Hood is an important film, and his early rap albums are some of the best in the genre.

But in this movie, Ice Cube is downright loveable and cuddly, and he gives a refreshingly domesticated performance as Nick Persons. Nick tries to woo an attractive divorcee (Nia Long) into dating him by taking her kids on a long distance trip to Vancouver. I guess the idea is that if he can do her this favor and show that he is making an effort to bond with the children, she will receive him.

But everything that could possibly go wrong on this trip goes wrong. The kids turn out to be hellishly behaved kids, almost as bad as some of the characters that Ice Cube has played in the past, and undeniably more annoying.

The things the kids do to torture poor Nick can hardly be construed as humor in retrospect, but that is how the gags are presented. The movie turns around at the halfway point when Nick starts to love the children in spite of the fact that they are abusing him, and the kids start to love Nick in spite of the fact that he likes their mom.

Up until the movie's midway point, you can't help but wonder, "Who in the world would want anything to do with these rotten kids? Why doesn't Nick just turn around and drop them off back the house and movie on with his life?" The movie's answer is a poignant tribute to unconditional parental love.

The gags are cruel, the kids are mean, and Nick's Lincoln Navigator is destined for eternal destruction, but the movie ends up winning you over after a faltering start.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars All over the place and never quite went anywhere February 13, 2006
There is nothing wrong with a contrived conflict to move the plot along, especially in a slapstick kid's comedy. However, if a movie is not really that funny, then contrived conflict is just another annoyance.

In "Are We There Yet," Ice Cube plays Nick, the owner of an upscale sports memorabilia store and a "Playa." Nick is struck by lightning when he scopes Suzanne (Nia Long) across the street from his store, but is just as quickly turned off when he sees Suzanne's two children, Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin (Philip Bolden.) By chance, Suzanne's car stalls on a deserted highway on a rainy night, and Nick gets the chance to get to know Suzanne as a person, not to mention to show off his new, tricked-out Lincoln Navigator. Lindsey and Kevin are convinced that their parents will eventually reunite, so the two do everything in their clever and bratty little heads to keep potential suitors away from their mom. However, when the children's father is unable to take them, Nick volunteers to fly with the kids to Vancouver where Suzanne has a business event. However, after a series of unfortunate, unlikely, and manufactured events, Nick decides to drive the kids to Vancouver in the Navigator. Let's just say things get ugly for Nick.

In general, such an adventure will eventually produce either a likeable protagonist, moral transformation of the antagonists, or both. `Are We There Yet' fails to accomplish either. Nick is inconsistent in his approach to the Lindsey and Kevin, and he varies in his desire to strangle or to hug the two ornery little brats. (I can't say that I could have blamed him if Nick did actually strangle the kids. At least Nick would have gone to prison and the movie would have ended there.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars future parents of the world beware September 13, 2006
"Are We There Yet?" is a dopey, ill-conceived, one-note comedy that seems designed to turn prospective parents off childrearing forever.

Nia Long plays a beautiful divorcee whose two obnoxious brats naively believe that some day their estranged parents will reconcile and they will be a united family once again. To this end, they devise elaborate schemes to sabotage her chances with any man unfortunate enough to show the slightest romantic interest in her. Enter Nick Persons (Ice Cube), a child-hating bachelor, who falls for Suzanne but who balks at the prospect of taking on a ready-made family. Nevertheless, he reluctantly agrees to transport the children from Portland where they live to Vancouver where their mother is attending a convention. Predictably, the trip turns out to be a literal hell on wheels for the inexperienced, hapless young man, with the children creating serious havoc both to his person and to his psyche every step of the way.

I suppose that small children may enjoy some of the antics contained herein, but no reasonable, thinking adult will derive even the teensiest kernel of enjoyment from this film. Hampered by its formulaic, cookie cutter plotting, the movie provides little more than an endless stream of inane pratfalls, potty humor and gross out gags, sinking so low as to include a talking bobble head doll and a boxing deer in a desperate effort to obtain laughs. The performances are poor across the board, but, in all fairness to the actors, one has to consider the material they've been handed to work with before judging them too harshly. Ah well, at least the Northwest scenery is worth looking at.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous
This DVD arrived on time in new condition. I have not watched at this time but it appeared that it will be ok It appears to be new and not used
Published 2 months ago by Tina
5.0 out of 5 stars Are We There Yet
Movie received and was in very good condition, bought the movie for my grandson but enjoyed watching it with him!
Published 2 months ago by Debbie L. Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute
I love the sitcom "Are We There Yet?" so this was really good to me. I like Ice Cube and Nia Long, really enjoyed this family friendly movie.
Published 3 months ago by Trixi
4.0 out of 5 stars do have good job
I well buy there yes. get on time. I am go wich on myps3 or dvd player to this move on it.
Published 5 months ago by joshua duvall
1.0 out of 5 stars Be careful what you are purchasing ....
I could Not play it in my DVD player and email the seller with NO response back.
I just threw it in the trash!.... It had to be a dvd that could not play in U. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Diane Austin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Too funny about a cross county trip! How many times have we all heard are we there yet? (too many!)
Published 7 months ago by cno262
5.0 out of 5 stars are we there yet?
I thought that the movie was very entertaining.
the movie was funny. I asspely enjoyed the part were I cube was riding the horses along side the train chasing kids. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Russell Saffer
2.0 out of 5 stars Download trouble
Was going on a road trip tried to download the movie for my kid and it would not download it was taking forever on the lowest quality. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Chadbroui
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool movie
I had first ordered this on Netflix and liked it so much I ended up ordering it from Amazon! It's a very good film which I ordered on Netflix for my kids bu I think I liked it more... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars funny
I laughed so hard my stomach hurt. But it helps to laugh at our mistakes. And know when we are in over our heads. To ask for help . Life happens.
Published 10 months ago by Patricia S. Grogan
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