Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

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Director: Brian Levant

Cast: Brian Levant, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr

     
 

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Rapper and actor Ice Cube shows off his softer side in this family-friendly comedy. Nick Persons (Ice Cube) is a dealer in sports collectibles who has fallen for beautiful executive Suzanne Kingston (Nia Long). However, Nick discovers he has a bigger task than just winning her over -- Suzanne is a divorced mother with two children, Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin

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Rapper and actor Ice Cube shows off his softer side in this family-friendly comedy. Nick Persons (Ice Cube) is a dealer in sports collectibles who has fallen for beautiful executive Suzanne Kingston (Nia Long). However, Nick discovers he has a bigger task than just winning her over -- Suzanne is a divorced mother with two children, Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden), and the kids don't believe any man besides their father is fit for their mother to date. Even though Nick doesn't care much for kids, he's eager to win Lindsey and Kevin over to score points with Suzanne, and so when business commitments threaten to strand Suzanne in Vancouver without her children for New Year's Eve, Nick volunteers to escort them. But when Nick is bumped from an airline flight due to a corkscrew in his pocket, he's forced to drive the kids to Canada, and Lindsey and Kevin see this as a golden opportunity to make life very difficult for Nick. Ice Cube served as both star and producer for this project.

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It's fascinating to see how far Ice Cube has come since his days as a foul-mouthed rapper in N.W.A, a parent's worst nightmare. Sure, the PG-rated Are We There Yet? is having fun with the idea that Cube is a bit rough to be chaperoning children, but in truth, he's been on this road toward becoming Uncle Ice Cube, the family-friendly icon, for some time now. It's important that Cube gives such a pleasing performance because the actors are the only things to recommend Are We There Yet? Fortunately, this includes the two darling child actors, Aleisha Allen and Philip Daniel Bolden, who seem to instinctively understand that they shouldn't be either too precious or too bratty. The middle ground makes them real siblings, bickering yet loving, and darn appealing. Without the winning rapport of these three, the audience would feel like an unwitting passenger on this journey -- whining the frustrated question from the title -- almost from the start. As movie road trips go, it's not very epic, covering only the 300 miles between Portland and Vancouver. The obligatory disastrous set pieces are written indifferently, almost tacked on and unimportant. The script's one clever idea is to have a bobblehead doll of Satchel Paige serving as the conscience of Cube's Nick Persons, a memorabilia shop owner, talking to him from the dashboard of his new Escalade. But Tracy Morgan's vocal schtick in this role grows tiresome as well. Since the performers generally distract from the production's many shortcomings, Are We There Yet? is a cute enough family movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2014
UPC:
0683904533043
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Mill Creek Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
31,085

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ice Cube Nick Persons
Nia Long Suzanne Kingston
Jay Mohr Marty
M.C. Gainey Al
Aleisha Allen Lindsey Kingston
Philip Daniel Bolden Kevin Kingston
Tracy Morgan Voice Of Satchel Paige
Nichelle Nichols Miss Mable
C. Ernst Harth Ernst

Technical Credits
Brian Levant Director
Thomas E. Ackerman Cinematographer
Trevor Addie Stunts
Matt Alvarez Producer
Spring Aspers Musical Direction/Supervision
Steven Gary Banks Original Story,Screenwriter
Paul Becker Choreography
Juel Bestrop Casting
Guy Bews Stunts
Darren Brisker Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Brouse Casting
Lynne Carrow Casting
Julie Creighton Associate Producer
Ice Cube Producer
Derek Dauchy Executive Producer
Debra Denson Makeup
Marny Eng Stunts
Tommy A. Ford Producer
Allan Galajda Set Decoration/Design
Todd Garner Executive Producer
Tom Glass Stunts
Claudia Grazioso Original Story,Screenwriter
Rob Hayter Stunts
Kenneth Hewlett Camera Operator
Kelvin Humenny Art Director
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Ernie Jackson Stunts
Lawrence Jordan Editor
Ken Kirzinger Stunts
Dan Kolsrud Producer
Paul Lazenby Stunts
Stephen Lineweaver Production Designer
Brad Loree Stunts
Aysha Madina Animator
Jeanne McCarthy Casting
Richard McNeal Camera Operator
David Newman Score Composer
Nolan Pharis Stunts
Gersha Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Randal Platt Cinematographer
Darryl Quon Stunts
Neil Seale Camera Operator
Trig Singer Camera Operator
Soundelux Sound Editor
Donald Sparks Asst. Director
Hugo Steele Stunts
J. David Stem Screenwriter
Keith Thomson Camera Operator
Jim Van Dijk Camera Operator
Mike Vezina Stunts
Clay Virtue Stunts
Vicki Galloway Weimer Executive Producer
David N. Weiss Screenwriter
Michael Wilhoit Sound Editor
Scott Wolf Sound/Sound Designer
Brent Woolsey Stunts
Greg Zenon Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Are We There Yet?
1. Chapter 1 [23:33]
2. Chapter 2 [36:43]
3. Chapter 3 [29:31]
4. Chapter 4 [4:46]

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3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie I thought would be stupid was actually a great movie to see with your friends and family. It has humor, but a great message for children and adults.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The former gangsta has gone soft. This movie is too typical and utterly forgettable. Way to go, Ice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie, I thought was one of the best ones that I have seen in a long time. When my friends and I went to see it together, we thought this was going to be a movie that would be great to see once or twice, but man were we wrong! We were laughing tons, we were loved this movie, the characters were really funny and they actually acted out the sittuations really well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just watched the movie and i thought is would be a real good movie for kids. It made me laugh quit a few times. Ice Cube was real funny handleing those kids.When he didnt even like Kids. They sore did riped him up.
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