I know I saw the first ten minutes of this movie somewhere but I’m terribly happy I finally got to see the whole thing. This movie definitely became an instant classic for me. It has everything! Ice Cube puts on the performance of his life, there are thrills, there are tears, and there are hallucinations, but what this film does best is having something to laugh at on a Thursday night!
This movie is a pretty average romance film except it has Ice Cube talking to a bobblehead, that talks back to him, AND Ice Cube trying to get rid of a girls kids so he can get some.
Are We There Yet? is about a schizophrenic Ice Cube being trusted to take a possible love interest’s children across the Canadian border. Why do I say that’s what the movie is about? Well, see the above photo, for Exhibit #1. Exhibit #2 is the fact that one of the characters is a dashboard bobblehead of Satchel Page, whom Ice Cube talks to. The bobblehead talks back to Ice Cube, too. It’s never explained if Ice Cube is imagining this, or if the bobblehead is magical, or what the hell is going on. Just the mere fact that it’s unexplained is weird enough.
Are We There Yet? isn’t funny and it isn’t family-friendly. So I’m not really sure who the audience is or what the point is. At least Ice Cube describes something as “it’ll make your mouth all chocolately.” I guess it’s worth it for that.