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Are We Done Yet? [DVD] [2007]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Ice Cube plays Nick, a thirty-something founder of a sports magazine. He is newly wed to the similarly aged Suzanne, and they have a couple of kids in their early teens. Nick's a stepfather to the children, and Suzanne is pregnant again, with twins.
The family live in a cramped inner-city flat, and decide to move to a far more spacious house in the countryside. The property looks impressive at first glance, a small and modern country Manor House with an apple orchard, but it's a fixer upper which hides very many serious problems.
The local real estate guy, Chuck, is the proverbial Jack of all trades, he's a midwife, nurse, handyman, athlete, surveyor, property inspector, fisherman, electrician, builder and electrician. He even switches personalities as he changes from one role to another.
Nick resolves to do all the necessary home repairs himself, but he has absolutely no idea that he's letting himself in for the twelve labours of Hercules. Before long, he recruits Chuck to help him carry out the renovations, and one D.I.Y. catastrophe soon follows after another...
This is a reasonably likeable family movie, which relies very heavily on visual humour, with lots of pratfalls using impressive stunts. The film is perhaps less successful with its script, which doesn't have an abundance of funny lines, and I'm not convinced that Ice Cube is better suited to family movies/comedy, rather than his more usual bad guy roles in action thrillers. That said, the scene with an unfortunate chipmunk had me laughing out loud.
As I watched this film, I couldn't help but think how much better Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock would have suited the lead role. This movie has a lot of parallels with The Money Pit (Tom Hanks), but I think that The Money Pit is an even more enjoyable family comedy about a derelict house - The Money Pit [DVD].
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2008
I was so happy to here Ice Cube make a sequal to the great movie of Are We There Yet?. But now watching this movie Are We Done Yet? this movie really tried so hard to make people laugh and it failed. The kids looked bored in this one thats the truth in the first they were having loads of fun in this it feels kind of serious. Then their is John C. McGinley he plays Chuck a man who does everything a police man, a builder, house wife do i need to go on thats over the top. John C. McGinley i don't mind but in this movie he was annoying. Ice Cube i thought was good in this he tired to be funny but just never worked you can blame the people who wrote the movie for that.

Are We Done Yet? just really involes Ice Cube and his family to move into a big house that needs sorting out with a whole load of problems. This movie has it had tons of problems wrong with it watch the movie and see what i mean.
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on 12 November 2007
Ice Cube returns in this decent sequel to Are We There Yet. This time Nick Persons (Ice Cube) is now married to Suzanne (Nia Long)and he takes her and the kids Lindsey & Kevin out to live in a new house in the country away from the city. However the house turns out to have a few problems and their idea of a dream home is disturbed by Chuck who happens to be a real estate agent, a contractor, a midwife & a house inspector played superbly by John C. McGinley who really steals the show in this film. This film is very similar to that 1948 Cary Grant film, Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House, Ice Cube gives a decent performance in this film. It's something the whole family can enjoy watching!
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on 8 April 2009
I like this film alot, i was very surprise how good it was as usually the sequel to the first films arent usually as good. But i must say this is as good as Are We There Yet and follows on well. There is a very good storyline and lots of fun and games the same as the first film. A great film for all the family.
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on 17 May 2015
the reason why I've gone for 1 star is because when I opened the case .and put the dvd in to play I found out that is had scrapers all over it .so we could not watch it
not happy at all .What a waste of money
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on 18 August 2009
I was dragged kicking and screaming to the cinema to see this movie. I didn't even laugh once.
Spending a day with your incontinent aunt is more fun than watching the first five minutes of this film.
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on 4 September 2013
if ice cube is rapping or acting he always the best, this film is really funny and as long as you have even a bit of a soh you will love it, great film, great acting, top marks
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This was a good film, didn;t quite meet the previous one, but not many films do beat previous ones, however saying that it still was a really good film!
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on 26 February 2013
part 2 to are we there yet? good comdey flim and you can watch it with the
Kids. Kids love the movie to. soo yea defo people i say watch it
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