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Are We There Yet? (2005)

Nick Persons is a selfish player who owns a collectables sports shop in Vancouver. Everything in his life is perfect until he meets Suzanne Kingston, a business woman who has something Nick... See full summary »

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Kevin Kingston (as Philip Daniel Bolden)
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Satchel Paige (voice)
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Nick Persons is a selfish player who owns a collectables sports shop in Vancouver. Everything in his life is perfect until he meets Suzanne Kingston, a business woman who has something Nick hates - children: Lindsey and Kevin. Nick and Suzanne become friends and share good moments with each other. But Nick's peaceful life gets altered when Suzanne asks him to drive her kids to Vancouver. After the 3 miss a plane and then, train, they drive. Unfortunately, Kevin and Lindsey hate Nick, and he has to try to make it to Vancouver, unaware of the terror and torture he is in for.

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To win over their mother, he's driving them across country. What could possibly go wrong? See more »


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Rated PG for language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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21 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Quieren volverme loco  »

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$32,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,575,214 (USA) (21 January 2005)

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$82,301,521 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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According to the movie's commentary, Aleisha Allen's (Lindsey) favorite scene was the birthday party scene where her character got up on the stage and sang "R.E.S.P.E.C.T." See more »

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When Kevin vomits on the windscreen and the car goes into a spin, the vomit appears and disappears between shots, some of the shots from the outside looking in are through a clear screen. See more »

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Lindsey Kingston: [about 50 cent] I'll give him a dollar to shut up.
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References Pokémon (1997) See more »

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Ride Wit Me
Written by El DeBarge (as Eldra DeBarge), Randy DeBarge, Jason Epperson,
Nelly (as Cornell Haynes), Etterlene Jordan and Lavell Webb
Performed by Nelly featuring City Spud
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Away from Home Alone
1 March 2005 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

The more I study film ideas, the more I'm amazed at how some ideas continue to live.

Take the notion of humorous cruelty. Were the Stooges the first to build a franchise around this? In modern times, it is the "Home Alone" franchise where we are given an excuse for accepting the cruelties because the hurter is a clever but innocent child and the hurtees are stereotypical bad guys.

Here the idea tries a new incarnation. Lest there be any mistake about the source, the movie actually starts in the "old" Home Alone mode with our (anonymous) victim encountering tripwires that trigger child-made traps of household goods and toys.

Then it shifts into the new mode. In this edition, some of the tricks are intended and some are not. The victim is a new kind of shiftless: a black man actually trying to be "ghetto." The story is supposed to smoothly morph in a sort of "What About Bob" way from pain to rewarding relationship. The turning point is also stereotypical: the treasured black dad has abandoned his family and the beleaguered suitor is revealed to be someone to whom that also happened.

I think humor about race, especially racial stereotypes, is fair game. How better to puncture racism? But its got to be funny doesn't it?

This picture turns out to be what it starts to be about: a way of torturing a black dude who manages a slick appearance of the ghetto (we're talking about the guy who calls himself Ice Cube here, not his character) and tries to put himself where he doesn't belong. Poignant maybe, but neither funny nor endearing.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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