Sep 1, 2011

Are we there yet, 2005

Are we there yet, 2005
Director: Brian Levant
Cast: Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen


Stage: home theatre, one of selections of our brilliant commercial TV ;)

Are we there yet in short: The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Year's Eve. When Suzanne's work keeps her in Vancouver for the holiday, Nick offers to bring her kids to the city from Portland, Oregon. The kids, who have never liked any of the men their mom has dated, are determined to turn the trip into a nightmare for Nick.

Preps: I have seen the commercial for this - the trailer just before I started watching. Am at home by coincidence and start watching it.

Reality: Oh, another family movie. The one you don't miss anything if you never see it. On the other side, you get a perspective in having kids. Ice Cube is in the role of potential spouse of a divorced mother with two kids. And he gets his ass kicked by them. They turn out to be the worst pair to handle, in terms of what bad things you can do to the "enemy", as they claim him, because they find him just as all the others, in queue for their mother.

The most precious thing to this man appears to be his car. In the time of babysitting he somehow changes his mind. Spending time with kids results in wreckage of his Precious. Now for people that are thinking of having kids this piece could be either commercial on how to do it or the antipod - you might consider never having them after watching this. Ice Cube somehow is funny, gets under your skin and you are surprisingly in the role where you like him, and in time, also like the kids - somehow it reflects the karma the movie is supposed to reflect. I find it amusing, although it's nothing more than a Sunday movie.

The jokes, used here, are semi-average. Some of them brilliant. The alter ego of Nick in the shape of a doll is also worth some attention - nevertheless, not as developed as it could be. Therefore, a minor entertainment. As the whole piece is, unfortunately nothing more.

My personal rate: 3,0 (for the sake of the funny scenes and the tough time the children show to Nick, truly worth some admiration from viewer's perspective - because I wouldn't want to be in the shoes of such a guy, trying to impress someone you aren't able to)

Are we there yet on IMDB

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