Are We There Yet?

  • PG
  • Brian Levant (2005)
  • US
  • 90 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

A child-hating bachelor encounters two insufferable brats in this amiable comedy from Jingle All the Way director Brian Levant. A family-friendly mix of sassy dialogue, slapstick and sight gags, it combines the manic road-trip style of Planes, Trains and Automobiles with the adult-baiting laughs of Home Alone. Cast against type, Ice Cube plays a love-struck singleton who's desperately trying to woo attractive divorcee Nia Long. But when he offers to transport her two monstrous children to see her on a business trip, everything that could go wrong invariably does. The eye-watering clashes and cartoon-style violence that ensue are enjoyable, with Cube's deadpan reactions particularly amusing. But the film founders when it becomes overly sentimental, which sits awkwardly with what's gone before. The youngsters are also too obnoxious to be engaging, and passing off their outrageous behaviour as a product of paternal neglect is hard to swallow.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Ice Cube and Nia Long. Love-struck bachelor Nick is desperate to woo divorcee Suzanne. Seeing an opportunity to impress, he offers to drive her two children to meet her at a Vancouver business conference. However, the youngsters don't want him dating their mum, and use the trip as a way of getting rid of him.

Cast and crew

Cast

Nick Persons
Ice Cube
Suzanne Kingston
Nia Long
Marty
Jay Mohr
Al
M C Gainey
Lindsey Kingston
Aleisha Allen
Kevin Kingston
Philip Daniel Bolden
Satchel Paige
Tracy Morgan
Miss Mable
Nichelle Nichols
Carl
Henry Simmons
Car dealer
Ray Galletti

Crew

Director
Brian Levant

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Available on DVD
Released 18 Feb 2005
Certificate PG
Distributor:
Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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