Are We There Yet – Filtered

Theatrical Release: January 21, 2005
DVD Release: May 24, 2005


If you enjoy witnessing a nightmarish road trip with two annoying children, Are We There Yet? is for you. In this so-called family comedy, bachelor Nick Persons (Ice Cube) refers to children as cockroaches and avoids them. He sells sports collectibles and has just bought a luxurious new Navigator. During a rainstorm, he rescues Suzanne (Nia Long), a distressed damsel broken down along a busy street. Friendship blossoms, and Nick breaks his no-kids rule, hoping to win her affection. He offers to accompany her two children to meet her in Vancouver, where she is conducting a business meeting. After all, how hard can it be to fly for two hours on a plane? Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden), 7, and big sister Lindsey (Aleisha Allen), 11, are experienced at driving off their mother’s boyfriends. Nick suffers their continuous mean-spirited antics — painful falls, SUV destruction, ridicule and other indignities — and their laughter. The 350-mile trip to Vancouver seems a lot longer both for Nick and viewers over age 12.

Dove Review

Two young children scare off every man their mother tries to date, in hopes that Mom and Dad will get back together. But one man, despite the fact that he does not like children, keeps returning. The children try everything thing they can to get rid of him and he does everything he can to get the attention of their mother. When Nick ends up watching the children for a day, many bad things happen. The man and the children end up being able to relate to each other and start getting along; even learning to love each other like a Father and his children. Children start out showing disrespect, but learn that it was anger they were feeling toward their real father for leaving them.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Man and woman kiss.
Language: Kids calling an adult "sucker", Man calls Kids "Stupid little brats"
Violence: Man gets Kicked in the privates, a car going up in flames and a man gets electrocuted and thrown back by the powerful voltage.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Lady with short skirt, Lady showing cleavage ~ several times.
Other: None


Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Debbie Satala