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A saga thats "Done" and dusted, hopefully!
on 8 January 2008
I rented this out purely based on 2 things. Firstly, I work at Blockbuster, so I get free rentals (I won't rub it in guys!) but also because it looked quite funny, which is what we all need for an evening with nothing else on TV!
I've known 'Ice Cube' to be in various films before this; 'Three Kings' and 'X X X' spring to mind, both of which he was his usual self, that being someone who can't act and should maybe stick to his other career of chatting about guns, girls, and his dog dying for 3:30 minutes as a rapper.
But it was good to see him in this film with a more suitable role for him, that act being acting daft. And to be honest, thats all this film is - daft as a brush. Admittedly, it's supposed to be a family comedy, but it's so predictable that I think even your kids would know when he's about to full through the house roof and not.
The plot is straightforward enough - Ice Cube (easier to remember, sorry) and his family are looking for a place to move in, and so they go on the search in the countryside and find a seemingly perfect place. But obviously, he doesn't take into account the fact it needs about 90% re-conditioning.
Selling the house is a seemingly weird and eccentric man who, stereotypically in the small town, knows everything and does everything. So when 'cube' hires the electrician to repair yet more problems, he turns up... yoga classes, he's their!
This is undoubtedly the funniest side of the film, because he's actually a good actor and is entertaining. The other actors, however, are simply poor and show's signs this was either a low budget movie, or the producers couldn't be bothered talent searching.
Either way, the final product is a predictable, but still chuckle-filled film worthy of watching if you're bored. It has to be said that you'd be mad to buy this on DVD, even with such a glut of terrible cheap films out their. If you are in search of a family film based 'around' a family, then "Cheaper by the Dozen" retains at least some proper comedy, and is better quality. As for Ice Cube, maybe he'd better off pursuing his Ice Cubed talents? Whatever they are!
"Are We Done Yet" - lets hope so!