ARE WE THERE YET? (2005 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Stars ìììì

Are We There Yet?—good film—uses the talents of Ice Cube, Philip Bolden, Aleisha Allen, and Nia Long to tell the story. Great script, well portrayed and comical.

Storyline

Nick Persons (Ice Cube), who works at a collectible sports store in Portland, Oregon, finds the woman of his dreams—Suzanne Kingston (Nia Long); but, Suzanne has two children and Nick Persons doesn’t like children. He almost decides to forego Suzanne when he sees her two children in the distance: Lindsey Kingston (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin Kingston (Philip Bolden). But, with some encouragement from his best friend and fellow worker, Marty (Jay Mohr), and his imaginary friend, baseball player bobble head Satchel Paige (voice of Tracy Morgan), Nick takes the leap and begins courting Suzanne Kingston. Eventually circumstances lead Nick into volunteering to take the two children on a road trip from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, Canada.  The trip turns into a comical adventure as the three get to know each other through a series of serious misadventures.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Brian Levant. Thank you to Executive Producers Derek Dauchy and Todd Garner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frank Kingston (Sean Millington ), Al (M.C. Gainey), Carl (Henry Simmons), Car Dealer (Ray Galletti), Nick’s Pal on the street (Viv Leacock), Shoplifter (Casey Dubois), Shoplifter (J.B. McEown), Basketball Player (Kenyan Lewis), Basketball Player (Daniel Cudmore), Basketball Player (Adrian Holmes), and Lady Airport Cop (Nancy Robertson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a child and adult share movie and worth the ticket as it provides genuine chuckle power throughout the film.

Ben Meyers

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