Are We Done Yet?

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Are We Done Yet?
Are we done yetmp.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steve Carr
Produced by Ted Hartley
Ice Cube
Matt Alvarez
Todd Garner
Screenplay by Hank Nelken
Story by Hank Nelken (screen story)
Based on Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House 
by Melvin Frank
Norman Panama
by Steven Gary Banks
Claudia Grazioso
Starring Ice Cube
Nia Long
John C. McGinley
Aleisha Allen
Philip Daniel Bolden
Music by Teddy Castellucci
Cinematography Jack Green
Edited by Craig Herring
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • April 4, 2007 (2007-04-04)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $28 million
Box office $58.4 million[1]

Are We Done Yet? is a 2007 American family comedy film starring Ice Cube.[2] The film is both a remake of the classic Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House and a sequel to 2005's comedy Are We There Yet? The film was directed by Steve Carr from a screenplay by Hank Nelken. It was produced by Revolution Studios and reincarnated RKO Pictures, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film was shot on location in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada, but is set in Newberg, Oregon, United States.


Following the events of Are We There Yet?, Nick Persons (Ice Cube) has married Suzanne (Nia Long) and moved in with her, Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden), and Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) into his apartment, also purchasing a 2007 Cadillac Escalade (after the destruction of his Lincoln Navigator SUV). He has also sold his sports memorabilia store to his best friend, Marty (played by Jay Mohr in the first film). While getting ready for an interview with Magic Johnson, Suzanne tells Nick that she is pregnant and they later find out that there will be twins.

For more space, Suzanne and Nick go check out a house although Lindsey and Kevin - mainly the former - are against it. They meet Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley) there, and after some talking Nick decides to take the house. But he didn't get it inspected first and they find mold in the house, so throughout most of the movie Nick is angry with Chuck as he almost destroys their house. Meanwhile, Lindsey sneaks out to go to a party and when Nick finds out, he grounds her. He finally decides to fire Chuck, which causes Suzanne to take the kids and move to the guest house, with the parting shot You're the one who's tearing this family apart! After taking some time to think, Nick decides to fix the house on his own and also to apologize to Chuck. Chuck responds by bringing his friends to help, including Lindsey and Kevin.

When Suzanne goes into labor with the hospital half an hour away, Nick, Kevin and Lindsey have to deliver the babies. Chuck tries to get there, but his truck breaks down and he power-walks down to the house. While she's still in labor, Nick gets a call from Magic. After Suzanne gives birth to twins, the movie fast-forwards six months later to a big barbecue in their backyard at which Nick debuts his new magazine. Before the credits, the cartoon Nick Persons from the main titles appears and gets squished by the word "THE END", then kicks it off then brings the other characters, Coco the dog, Kevin Persons, Lindsey Persons, the Raccoon, and the Deer also from the main titles, then Suzanne and Chuck take a big bow before the screen fades to black, thus concluding the film series.



Box office[edit]

Despite being panned by the critics, the film has made $58,388,068 worldwide.[1]

Critical response[edit]

The film holds an 8% approval rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 93 collected reviews, with an average score of 3.3 out of 10. The sites consensus reads: "Are We Done Yet? plays it way too safe with generic slapstick and uninspired domestic foibles."[3] Metacritic gave the film a weighted average score of 36 out of 100, based on 21 sampled reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."[4] The film was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel (lost to I Know Who Killed Me).

Home media[edit]

The Are We Done Yet? Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and UMD was released on August 7, 2007. Special features include:


  1. ^ a b "Are We Done Yet? (2007) - Box Office Mojo". Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Schager, Nick. "Are We Done Yet?". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Are We Done Yet? (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. 
  4. ^ "Are We done Yet?". Metacritic. CBS. 

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