Are We Done Yet?
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|Are We Done Yet?|
Promotional movie poster for the film
|Directed by||Steve Carr|
|Produced by||Ted Hartley
|Screenplay by||Hank Nelken|
|Story by||Hank Nelken (screen story)|
|Based on||Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
by Melvin Frank
by Steven Gary Banks
John C. McGinley
Philip Daniel Bolden
|Music by||Teddy Castellucci|
|Edited by||Craig Herring|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Box office||$58.4 million|
Are We Done Yet? is a 2007 American family comedy film starring Ice Cube. 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 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 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.
- Ice Cube as Nicholas "Nick" Persons
- Nia Long as Suzanne Persons (née Kingston) Nick's wife
- John C. McGinley as Chuck Mitchell Jr.
- Aleisha Allen as Lindsey Persons, Nick's clever adopted daughter
- Philip Daniel Bolden as Kevin Persons, Nick's more intelligent, and friendly adopted son
- Tahj Mowry as Danny Pulu
- Dan Joffre as Billy Pulu
- Pedro Miguel Arce as Georgie Pulu
- Linda Kash as Mrs. Rooney
- Hayes MacArthur as Jimmy the Bartender
- Colin and Gavin Strange as The Persons' Twins
- Jonathan Katz as Mr. Rooney
- Earvin "Magic" Johnson as Himself
- BaBa as Himself
- The character "Marty" who was played by Jay Mohr in Are We There Yet? is absent from Are We Done Yet? but he is mentioned briefly. He later returns in Are We There Yet?, but is played by Christian Finnegan.
Despite being panned by the critics, the film has made $58,388,068 worldwide.
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. Suggestions were that the film is very similar to Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The sites consensus reads: "Are We Done Yet? plays it way too safe with generic slapstick and uninspired domestic foibles." Metacritic gave the film a weighted average score of 36 out of 100, based on 21 sampled reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews." The film was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel (lost to I Know Who Killed Me).
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The Are We Done Yet? Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and UMD was released on August 7, 2007. Special features include:
- KIDdin Around on the set: Making Are We Done Yet?
- Blooper Reel
- The Are We Done Yet? Quiz
- Chuck Mitchell, Jr.: Jack of All Trades Featurette
- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Thai, Portuguese, and Korean.
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