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Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

Brian Levant (2005)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.



Cast & Crew

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
Director Brian Levant
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia TriStar Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 18 Feb 2005

Comedy Childrens

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