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Are We Done Yet? Review

Movies.com Critics

1.5

Dave White Profile

… a big bucket of stupid … Read full review

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  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Atrocious sequel.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Been-there-seen-that wannabe laughfest.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Calling a sequel Are We Done Yet? is like calling it "Enough Already."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Tpicture delivers the requisite number of pratfalls, and the genial Ice Cube makes for a credibly hapless everyman, but the comedy still feels a little too safely soft around the edges.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 8+

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

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this sequel to Are We There Yet? follows a blended family in which there's significant tension between the stepfather and kids. Like most family comedies, there are dozens of sight gags and pratfalls. Three blind plumbers and two obese Hawaiian subcontractors are competent workers -- which makes their unnecessarily stereotypical depictions even more obvious. A 13-year-old girl is portrayed as boy crazy and wears revealing outfits in a couple of scenes. She also flirts and sneaks out to party with an older teenage construction worker. Mom Suzanne has a discreet homebirth, although her husband passes out after checking to see whether the baby has crowned.

  • Families can talk about how the media portrays blended families. Is Nick's relationship with his stepkids realistic? What kinds of issues do blended families face in real life? Families can also discuss the media's take on kids' transition into full-blown adolescence. How is Lindsey similar to and different from 13-year-olds you know? Why is Nick so upset about the way she dresses? Parents and kids can also talk about stereotypes. How does the movie portray Hawaiian people and the blind? Is it funny or offensive? Why?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Three blind plumbers are shown mistaking the woods for the house, but in another scene they work correctly on the pipes. A diverse group of neighbors visit Nick and Suzanne with welcome gifts. When a tattooed, Goth-looking family visits, Nick says: "Thanks, and leave before I call the cops." Several Hawaiian characters are obese. The movie's overall theme is that a "house is not a home." When Nick embraces his new role as stepfather and father-to-be, his family and his home come together.

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Loads of pratfalls and other cartoonish physical gags.

  • sex false3

    Sexy stuff: A 13-year-old wears tight, revealing, clothes. She sneaks out of her house to go to a party with an older boy. They dance, hug, and hold hands. Nick and Suzanne hug and kiss in bed after she alludes to "breaking in the house." Suzanne gives birth to twins at home, and Nick faints after checking under her skirt.

  • language false0

    Language: Not much: "sucka," "weird," "I hate you."

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Minor: Nick wears various college jerseys and T-shirts; Suzanne has a Louis Vuitton bag.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Nick does two shots and downs a beer at a bar when he finds out he's having twins. People drink mixed drinks at a party.

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