Are We There Yet?

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Are We There Yet?
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Is this movie over yet?
Genre: Comedy
Family
Directed By: Brian Levant
Starring: Ice Cube
Nia Long
Philip Daniel Bolden
Jay Mohr
Tracy Morgan
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Columbia Pictures
Release Date: January 21, 2005
Runtime: 94 minutes
Country: United States
Sequel: Are We Done Yet?


Are We There Yet? is a 2005 Canadian-American comedy film produced by Revolution Studios.

Plot

Attempting to win the favor of the newly divorced Suzanne, Nick offers to accompany her children, Lindsey and Kevin, on a flight from Portland, Ore., to Canada to see their mother. A mishap with a corkscrew and a metal detector gets the troupe banned from the flight, however, so Nick is forced to drive the kids in his prized Lincoln Navigator. Tensions inevitably rise during the long road trip, but Nick is not to be deterred.

Why It Sucks

  1. The story is extremely weak, and feels like a poor man's Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
  2. Almost everyone in this movie is annoying and unlikable, particularly Nick and the kids.
  3. Overuse of way too much toilet and gross-out humor (especially considering what kind of movie this is).
  4. Both Kevin and Lindsey are badly behaved, and treat Nick as a punching bag/Butt-Monkey, even though he did nothing wrong to them at the start of the trip.
  5. The scene where Kevin pees in the sink and then on the Lady's face is extremely gross.
  6. There are a couple of racist jokes in the movie (eg. where Nick shows a Chinese guy his Yao Ming basketball card and it sparkles, thus fixing the car for it).
  7. The airport scene where the security officers beat up Nick is super fake and exaggerated. In real life, that would probably be illegal.
  8. Very choppy writing.
  9. Shameless product placement (From Lincoln Motor Company, Capri-Sun, Nintendo, etc.)
  10. There are a TON of inappropriate jokes, even for a kids movie.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The scene where Kevin and Lindsey find out their Dad loved another and betrayed the family is cruel, but is also kind of sad.
  2. During that same scene where Kevin and Lindsey are walking to their Dad's house and Kevin starts suggesting ideas to help Nick, because he is kind of lonesome proves that Kevin has some humanity.
  3. The CGI used on Satch (the bobble head Nick has in his car) is really great that was done by Industrial Light and Magic.
  4. Nick tells Kevin and Lindsey that his dad walked out on him too so he knows how they feel and this makes Kevin and Lindsey look up to Nick.
  5. There's a happy ending, with fireworks included.
  6. Even though Nick was mad at the kids, he shows some kindness towards the end, proving he secretly likes them.

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Comments


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Stephenfisher2001

8 months ago
Score 6
I hated the movie.
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Spongebuff1991

7 months ago
Score 4
You're not alone!
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Declan Kearns

6 months ago
Score 2
I hate this film. Back then and forever.
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Stephenfisher2001

6 months ago
Score 0
And my plot hole is If Ice Cube is seriously mad at the kids but in the end, he secretly likes them. How on earth can be mad at the kids if they like them?! :(
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Blossom.Alyssa

2 months ago
Score 0
I hate it too, Ice Cube deserved better than this.
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LancedSoul

6 months ago
Score 4

This film will snapped out by Tintone.

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Pablodvd614

3 months ago
Score 0
Totally agreed.
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SporeShroom2007

5 months ago
Score 0
I love this movie. It's one of my guilty pleasures.
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PlayStationForever

4 months ago
Score 1
I bet Ice Cube hated this movie as much as we do.
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ZebraTerabyte

2 months ago
Score 0
I have a story related to this film. So i remember watching this in. The Movies channel( Dubai One to be exact) Back when i was in Africa. I forgot to see what the name of this film is, which led me going on a journey to find this film. It took me more than a year until i finally found the film accidentally while searching about the benefits of playing video games (are video games good for you). I’m a idiot :/
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Le0ne 82,651

one month ago
Score 0
Is it sad how I grew up watching mostly trash movies?
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Bradyreino

one month ago
Score 0
Planes, Trains and Automobiles is better than this film.
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TheLoudHouseRobloxboy78668

24 days ago
Score 1
Keep in mind Are We There Yet got a TV show.
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GatyMatyHateyBatey

18 days ago
Score 0
I liked the movie

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