Starring: Ice Cube and Nia Long
Director: Brian Levant
ARE We There Yet? This is the question that occurred to me numerous times while watching this film.
It has to end some time, the sooner the better. It is one of those American ‘family’ films that glorify the most obnoxious and precocious children who could lead one into temptation of murder!
And, what is worse, after being spoilt and mischievous, they are going to be wringing our hearts for sympathy before the end.
Ice Cube, once a tough gangster-rapper type is now turning into Bill Cosby.
When he agrees to take the children of a friend by plane (they mess that up), by train (they make him miss it) and then in his new, expensive car which is progressively demolished during the trip, you know you are in for the long haul. His forbearance is nothing short of miraculous.
If you like cheeky kids wreaking mischief on adults with slapstick humour and tears at the end? So be it!