Parents' Guide to

Are We There Yet?

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Less amusing than a game of license plate bingo.

Movie PG 2005 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Definitely shouldn’t be rated PG. Lots of sexual things for little kids.
age 10+

My favorite childhood movie

The amount of negative ratings really upset me. This movie is so funny! It was one of my favorites growing up!! Calling it boring is a whole entire lie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (31 ):

The longest, naggiest, car-sickiest travel with children cannot be any more tedious than this weak and dragged-out generic fluff that wastes the talents of four performers who should know better. There are about three good minutes of material in this film, all of which appear in the trailer. The funny parts aren't funny, and even worse are the parts that are supposed to be touching. Nick and the kids have to find some way to like each other, but this aspect of the movie is not just unimaginative and tedious; it is so insincere and condescending that it is affirmatively unpleasant.

It's a shame to see the beautiful and talented Nia Long, given so little to do. Ice Cube seems to enjoy his interaction with his young co-stars but never seems fully engaged. Even with the voice of Tracey Morgan, the talking Satchel Paige bobblehead is tiresome. The performer who comes across the best is Aleisha Allen (of School of Rock), who has a fresh and appealing presence.

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