Film: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? is a 2005 comedy film about Nick Kingston (Ice Cube), a man who transports 2 bratty kids to their beautiful divorced mother with whom he winds up dating and marrying in a sequel Are We Done Yet?, where he and the family move to a new house in desperate need of repair, and the TV series Are We There Yet? The series is a rare example of a black family oriented sitcom in the 2010's. The show has Nick as a successful sports talk show host with the kids' bad behavior significantly toned down. His wife Suzanne's bossiness and stubborn manner provides the greatest source of conflict within the show. Cube is a producer to the series, and has a role as Suzanne's brother.

The series provides examples of:

  • Brick Joke: at the end of the second movie, a ladder falls on to the front of Nick's car, smashing the windscreen to bits. This trope applies as the first movie was centred around his original car being destroyed by the kids.
  • Gass Hole: Gigi, when she gets nervous or upset. Woe to anyone stuck on a stalled elevator with her.
  • Murphy's Law: in both movies, every possible thing goes wrong.
  • Parodies of Fire: Happens as the doctor power-walks to the family's house in the sequel.
  • Title Drop: near the start of the first movie, Kevin asks Nick if they are there yet.