More Ice Cube screen time could have fixed up `Done'

Review C+

April 04, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic

There's a funny premise at the core of Are We Done Yet? Too bad the movie doesn't do much with it.

A remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, the film stars Ice Cube as Nick Persons, a newlywed father of two and would-be magazine publisher who moves his family to a big fixer-upper house in the country. The plot gets them away from the dangers of the city and gives everyone space to breathe, but gives short shrift to all manner of comic possibilities.

Are We Done Yet? (Columbia Pictures) Starring Ice Cube, Nia Long, John C. McGinley. Directed by Steve Carr. Rated PG. Time 92 minutes.

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