Parents' Guide to

Are We Done Yet?

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Ice Cube's do-it-yourself sequel is too formulaic.

Movie PG 2007 92 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 9+

Awesome Family Movie

This is an awesome and funny movie that the whole family will love its hilarious and everyone will laugh and ice cube is such a good actor, its a little cheesy but its fun some people take it too seriously it is a comedy no weirdo stuff not really any violence or cussing so the whole family can enjoy
age 11+

Jumper

My family love it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (21 ):

At this point, you wonder whether there will ever be a family comedy that doesn't show a dad getting smacked in the face with flying kitchen debris or in the groin with a pain-inducing object. The omission of those trite sight gags would be a novel idea indeed, but the sequel to Are We There Yet? isn't original enough to survive without such familiar scenes. That said, it is much better (and cleaner) than the original.

McGinley steals the show with Chuck's goofy-but-wise antics and exhaustive résumé (he's an expert in Capoiera, a former L.A. Laker, and a championship power-walker). Meanwhile, Long -- a lovely and talented actress -- seems decorative by comparison, which is a shame, since she's got great comic timing. Despite the all-too-familiar nature of its home-improvement jokes and teenage-daughter dilemmas, some families might get a belly laugh or two out of this formulaic film. Just don't expect a trilogy.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 4, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: August 7, 2007
  • Cast: Ice Cube , John C. McGinley , Nia Long
  • Director: Steve Carr
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Revolution Studios
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • MPAA explanation: some innuendos and brief language.
  • Last updated: October 8, 2023

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