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Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
Nick Persons (Ice Cube) is a man who runs a collectibles shop and seems to be on some kind of permanent LSD trip as he has a tacky car accessory that,for some obscure reason,seems to talk to him!And now he's been saddled with another problem-he's just met and struck up a close relationship with the beautiful Suzanne (Nia Long) which gets so close she entrusts him to take her two children on a cross-country trip to meet their estranged father.However,the little brats are none too happy about the close relationship Nick is developing with their mother and ,like many suitors before him,they set out to make his life a living hell...
This isn't usually the sort of film I would give a second glance,but I was in a silly kind of mood and decided to engage my childish side a bit.And in a very immature kind of way,it was very funny in many parts of the film (that one little kid was funny enough just by being there,with his alien shaped head and bemused expression!)But it's the kind of film that adheres to the kind of slap-stick Home Alone style violence that would probably have many parents abjecting and probably would play a part in warping young minds.
Director Brian Levant doesn't have a very impressive track record behind him in terms of his involvement with kids movies,with such filmic abominations as Snow Dogs,Jingle All the Way and Problem Child 2 (read:Problem Child 2!) under his belt,but he appears to have hit his target audience on the head with this.In the lead role,Cube has moved his film career on,but the script finds it hard going to disassociate him from the ghetto culture he's pretty much ingrained in,with numerous references to his roots thrown up,such as when he tells one of the kids he could be shot just for liking a certain type of music or driving his car with 50 Cent music blasting out his loud-speakers,which doesn't make the content fit very well with the subject-matter of the kids film at hand.The two kid actors,it has to be said,are very good and have a good rapport with Cube.They are aiming to be,and are,just obnoxious enough to serve their function well...
Overall,Are We There Yet? is not particularly charming and not particularly inspired in any way,but,a bit like it's central characters predicament,doing something it feels inexperienced doing,it just about manages to hit the right nails on the head and surfaces as passable entertainment.**
I had little faith in this movie. Now I wanted to see this movie because relatives were in town with young cousins and we needed to see a family fun movie. So I went and saw this in theatres (the only movie in 2005 I saw in theatres) and I was bored. I didn't enjoy this movie at all. I think all the jokes were sort of slapstick (which I don't like) The children are in their roles but they are ANNOYING throughout this movie. They only serve as the thorn in the butt of Ice Cube. I liked Ice Cube in the Barbershop Movies but he didn't get the job done for me in this one. He just seems like the stereotypical big mouth gangster black man that I've seen a thousand times. I also don't like movies were one character has misfortune after misfortune after misfortune at every turn. Jay Mohr was WAY off in this film and he was a HUGE miscast. Now my cousins liked it but I guess its because they are young. Maybe I was too old to go see it.
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Most of the movie these two horrible monster brat children get away with the worst kind of behavior and it leaves you wondering whether their parents EVER disciplined them in their entire lives. They are two evil spawn that leaves you with the feelings of wanting to beat them senseless while screaming SHUT UP, SHUT UUUUUUP!!!! Towards the end of the movie you're hoping something really bad happens to the both of them and no amount of explanation for their crummy behavior will ever have you feeling any sympathy for them. Even when the kids become hurt by the actions of their Dad and begin to cry you still don't care. Their spoiled evil little bastards. The movie is NOT funny. You pity the main character "Nick" and can finally understand why he hates kids to begin with. And if you liked kids before seeing this movie, then don't watch it. Because by the end you will.
The 2 kids in this were pure evil. It's hard to hope they have a happy
ending when they seem to love to torture their elders. In this, Ice
Cube, plays Nick, a guy who likes a lady, Suzzanne, with 2 nasty kids.
Suzzanne has to go to Canada for her job and Nick volunteers to take
the kids there on New Year's Eve. They have problems at the airport and
bus station, so must travel in Nick's new SUV to get there. The kids
make a mess inside the car. They lock him outside and try to drive
away. They make a truck driver think they need help, so he runs Nick
off the road. Eventually, the SUV is totaled. The kids run away to
their dads and are disappointed with what they find. But, I didn't feel
bad for them since they were such brats. Eventually, they all make it
to Suzzanne's party. And after all Nick went through, she acts
ungrateful and doesn't care her kids are so evil. But since it's a
kid's movie, you know they all end up forgiving each other and happy at
FINAL VERDICT: I don't recommend it because the kids were so mean. If you don't like the kids, you can't hope they end up happy. What they deserved is a switch.
ARE WE THERE YET is quite possibly the worst movie I have seen in '05. But I pretty much knew this going in. I remember seeing the commercials and rolling my eyes and thinking "Man, that looks bad. And what, by the way, is ICE CUBE doing to himself? this has "Career Killer" written all over it." When it played in theaters I was lucky enough to not get roped into taking my little one to see it. But it was on cable this weekend and my luck ran out. We decided to watch this one "as a family". I will not lie to you. My daughter, age 7 laughed a few times. My husband laughed about 2 or 3 times. Me: Not even a smile. It was so bad I was beside myself in disbelief. The premise is this: This guy named Nick falls into love at first sight with a woman he sees crossing the street outside the store he owns. Sadly, the woman has two hellion children who have made a habit out of torturing any guy who trys to date their mom. Their parents are divorced and the kids believe if they can fight off potential suitors that one day their parents will get back together. Their mother knows that their father is a deadbeat dad who shows no interest in the kids and is never coming back but she hides the facts from them so they wont get hurt feelings. Nick and The Mom become friends and he wants to be more than "just friends" so he decides if he can make nice with the kids Mom will see what a great guy he is and agree to date him. Mom has a business trip and is going to leave the kids with their father but their father doesn't show up. Nick offers to take the kids and get them to where Mom will be staying on her business trip. Mom, only having known Nick for a mere day or two, agrees to let this man she just met take her two kids. (Is this woman Crazy????) Thge kids are ready to give Nick Hell...and they do. They are nasty and annoying. (The little girl is nasty and obnoxious to the max, the little boy is more like the little boy on Bernie Mac, just unfortunate enough to have asthma, have to pee a lot, and throw up at bad times, stuff like that). This movie should have a disclaimer that runs along the bottom of the screen: "Do Not Try This At Home", because it shows these kids doing things kids should never ever do. I could not believe they were so irresponsible to show a little girl jump behind the wheel of a car and start to drive! I couldn't believe the scene where the kids fake being kidnap victims! I also couldn't believe the kids had the poor taste to "fake" an asthma attack to pull a prank on someone. Nick's misadventures with the terrible twosome include missing a plane, them jumping on a train and him riding alongside it on a horse, them stealing his car and him riding on top of it dangling half in half out of the sun roof, and them totally ruining his car. They also run afoul some truckers and a crazy deer and a Chuck E Cheese-like holiday party complete with terrible karaoke scene. In the middle we find out the cold hard truth about Dad (Who can blame him?) and in the end we meet up with angry Mom, who has the balls to be upset at the way the man she barely knew handled her beloved offspring. (At this point you will ask yourself why Nick even still wants to date this obnoxious harridan!) Spare yourself the agony of ARE WE THERE YET and watch a good children's movie. You wouldn't wish these brats on your worst enemy!
This films is the far most awful film i have ever seen. Ice Cube sucks big time. So do those little bastards in the movie. Stick to your music Ice Cube. I wonder how was this film ever published? I do not recommend this film to anyone! It is very annoying to watch this crap. I'd rather die than watched this film again. I wish i had Ice Cube's phone number, i'd call him and tell him to cram this film up his you know what. And those two kids in the movie? Some kind of spoiled idiots with rich parents and an uncle in the Hollywood business. Those arrogant little punks! If i'd see them i'd smack them for playing in the movie. I think i should sue the people responsible for producing and releasing the film for wasting my time with this piece of s**t. Don't ever watch this film if you don't want to lose your temper and feel depressed because of it!!!
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I admit to being very surprised. This movie is a hoot and holler. A situational comedy with scattered rude humor. Nick Persons(Ice Cube)runs a sports collectibles shop with his bud Marty(Jay Mohr)and has just purchased a new Lincoln Navigator. Put a Satchel Paige bobble-head doll on the dash and he is good to go. The man with the bling likes pretty things...like Suzanne Kingston(Nia Long), a divorced mother of two(Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden). The only thing keeping this romance from starting is her kids. Nick volunteers to take the kids to Vancouver as a favor to get in Suzanne's good graces. Let the road trip from hell begin...and...are we there yet? Tracy Morgan is excellent as the voice of the Satchel Paige bobble-head. Also making brief appearances are Henry Simmons and Nichelle Nichols. As if a brand new Navigator and a steady job aren't enough to land a beautiful woman; its not even the 'bling', but how well does he get along with the kids. Funny and charming and worthwhile.
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This starts out pretty funny, but soon becomes ridiculous and far fetched and those kids i felt like killing. Most of the characters are so so and not very likable, however it was better then i was expecting, and turned out to be mildly enjoyable,plus Ice Cube actually wasn't too bad!. It's just how could anyone put up with that kind of crap that the kids pulled, i felt no sympathy for them even after it was all said and done, and due to those kids, it was hard for me to enjoy it at times!. Ice Cube and Nia Long had barely any chemistry together, and some scenes were just not funny!, plus while the ending was kind of cute,something should have been done to those kids!. I laughed quite hard in some scenes (Ice Cube holding up Kevin to pee), and it was also somewhat creative at times, plus as i said Ice Cube really surprised me!. I admit Aleisha Allen and Philip Bolden played there parts well as the kids, maybe TOO well, it's just it really too the enjoyment away from me, however it wasn't quite as bad as i was expecting and is at least worth a rental, kids are bound to love it, but i only found it mediocre at best with a lot more potential!. The Direction is OK. Brian Levant does an OK job here, with okay camera work, decent angles and keeping the film at a good pace. The Acting is so so. Ice Cube does a good job here actually, and is convincing, and i really felt sorry for his character, and what he had to put up with, he also has a decent amount of charisma, but he had no chemistry with Nia Long, and fails due to a weak script!, he still was cool though. Nia Long does what she had to do adequately, i guess, not really much of a part, and didn't have much screen time. Aleisha Allen and Phillip Bolden are WAY WAY too convincing as the incredibly annoying kids, who i felt like killing!, and i wanted to see them get some heavy duty punishment, but unfortunately, i didn't they played there parts incredibly well though i'll give them that!. Rest of the cast are OK. Overall worth the rental, kids will really enjoy it, but i only found it mediocre at best and the potential to be a lot more!. ** out of 5
In my opinion this movie was really funny and really realistic (except
for the talking bobble head and the deer scene ha ha)It's hard for
kids, like Lindsay and Kevin, to accept their dad or mom left them. I
must admit that some parts in the film weren't exactly for kids, but it
was cool none the less. It's really up to the parents. I mean, if I
ever have kids someday, I'd let them watch it.
Pay attention to this movie. I think it really showed what American life is like today. Won't any anymore here, find out for yourself when you watch it. (And please do!) You won't be sorry. Ice Cube and his co-stars are all really funny actors and when you watch this movie, you'll be laughing the whole time you watch it. I did.
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Spoilers MINOR, but read anyways...
Basically the kids in the movie torture the crap out of Ice Cube, then he has a magic moment where he suddenly realizes he loves them even though they have ZERO redeeming qualities, which is quite an accomplishment for a kid. The chick was chasing goes from hating him to loving him in about 4 seconds, because he professes that he loves the kids. What a joke. The plot is unbelievable and incapable of being enjoyed. The only way that one can watch an annoying character run its course through a movie is if that character gets what is coming to him/her in the end. These kids get no punishment for their cruelty throughout the movie, in fact they get showered with gifts at the end, without even taking the time profess their sins and apologize for them.
While I did laugh for 30-40 seconds throughout the entirety of the film, the movie was just so bad that I cannot even give it the 3 that I was planning on giving it up until the moronic ending.
The trailer for the movie basically contained the entirety of all the funny moments in the movie, just watch it instead. 1/10.
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