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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Are We There Yet?
Genre: Family

Reviewed In Issue 97 (Jun 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Ice Cube, Nia Long, Jay Mohr, M.C. Gainey & Tracy Morgan

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include director's commentary; an eight-minute blooper reel; the 21-minute featurette "Road Trippin'-The Making Of Are We There Yet?"; "A Tour Of Nick's Fine Sports Collectibles," which is a five-minute showing of the different sports memorabilia displayed in the store; a deleted scene; three Storyboard Comparisons, the four-minute "Truck Stop/Kids Steal The Navigator", the three-minute "Kids On The Train/Nick On The Horse," and the one-minute "Kevin Vomits On The Windshield." Two DVD-ROM games, "Road Trip" and "Mess Up My Ride!" are available in the DVD-ROM drive of your computer; and there are nine previews, three of which are shown as upfront ads!

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 06975
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Language And Rude Humor
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/24/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Brian Levant
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When Nick Persons (Ice Cube) falls for the beautiful Suzanne Kingston (Long), he has no idea what's in store for him. The single mother of two isn't nearly as tough to win over as her kids, Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin (Philip Daniel Bolden) are. And when Nick has to take the two little darlings on a road trip to Vancouver, he turns out to be the one screaming

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD picture offers a vibrant and well balanced color palette, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. The night scenes are very nicely rendered, with colorful Christmas lights popping from the darkness. Images are mostly sharp and detailed, though some scenes have a slightly soft appearance. Pixelization is occasionally noticed, but edge enhancement is not a problem with this title. Overall, the picture is quite pleasing throughout. (Suzanne Hodges)

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