BLU-RAY REVIEW

Are We Done Yet?

Featured In Issue 123, September 2007

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(Studio/Distributor):
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
19926
(MPAA Rating):
PG
(Rating Reason):
For some innuendos and brief language
(Retail Price):
$38.96
(Disc Type):
Single Side, Single Layer (BD-25)
(Widescreen Edition):
Yes
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No
(Running Time In Minutes):
92
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Color
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Yes
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Yes
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A
(Theatrical Year):
2007
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No
(Disc Release Date):
08/07/07
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(Director):
Steve Carr
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After he married Suzanne (Long), Nick Persons (Ice Cube) moved her and her two children into his very small bachelor pad. But with twins on the way, he figures it's time to move the family out of the apartment and into a home in the country. When things start to fall apart, Nick hires local contractor (among other things) Chuck Mitchell (McGinley) and soon finds himself wondering why on earth he ever left the city. Are We Done Yet? is based on the motion picture Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. (Tricia Spears)

Special features include the seven-minute Kidding Around On Set: Making Are We Done Yet? featurette, a three-minute blooper reel, the Are We Done Yet? film quiz, the five-minute Chuck Mitchell, Jr.: Jack Of All Trades featurette, previews, and up-front ads.

The H.264 AVC-encoded Blu-ray Disc still shows solid blacks and good shadow delineation. Fine details are not resolved as well as on the best releases. Colors are slightly less vibrant than other high-definition releases. (Danny Richelieu)

Music is mixed well across the front stage in the Dolby Digital 5.1-channel soundtrack, and effects are placed well in the front full-range channels. The surround channels are used at low levels relative to the front channels, which can limit their effectiveness, but there are times when the surround channels are incorporated very well. Fidelity is good, but the soundtrack is not too exciting. (Danny Richelieu)