Are We Done Yet?
Are We Done Yet? is a follow-up to Revolution Studios’ hilarious 2005 family comedy Are We There Yet? and picks up where the last story left off. Now married to Suzanne (Nia Long), Nick Persons (Ice Cube) has bought a quiet suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin (Aleisha Allen and Philip Daniel Bolden). But when his new home quickly becomes a costly “fixer upper” and he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contractor (John C. McGinley), Nick’s suburban dream soon becomes a riotous nightmare.
I didn’t see the first film, “Are We There Yet?” but this one stands on its own even if the viewer hasn’t seen the earlier movie. There is a lot to like in this film. Ice Cube does a nice job in portraying Nick, a man who is under stress, and a bit edgy, yet likable. When his wife learns she is expecting, Nick decides it is time to move her and their two kids from their apartment and into a home. Enter Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley), a real estate agent who also happens to be a contractor. Nick winds up needing both as he begins to experience serious problems in his new “dream” house. The mystery is whether or not Chuck is really a friend or a swindler.
This movie is family friendly with very mild language, and enough laughs to go around. There are a couple of double entendres which will go over the young kids’ heads. In a nice scene, which ends up funny, the family prays at the dinner table before a few house problems develop. Four Doves for sure!