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(2007), PG [PG*] (1hr 25min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
April 2, 2007
74 out of 100

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2007), PG [PG*] -- Not one single use of the three/four letter word vocabulary was noted ...

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Revolution Studios, RKO Pictures, Carr-Santelli, Cube Vision, Broken Road Productions
Distribution (US): Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios Director(s): Steve Carr
Producer(s): Matt Alvarez, Steve Carr, Ice Cube, Derek Dauchy, Todd Garner, Ted Hartley, Neil A. Machlis, Thom Mount, Aaron Ray, Heidi Santelli
Screenplay and Story: Hank Nelken
Characters: Steven Gary Banks, Claudia Grazioso
Motion picture "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House": Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Cinematography/Camera: Jack N. Green
Music: Teddy Castellucci
Film Editing: Craig Herring
Casting: Susan Taylor Brouse, Lynne Carrow, Larkin MacKenzie-Ast
Production Design: Nina Ruscio
Art Direction: Kelvin Humenny
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

The Are We There Yet? gang is back, the same characters played by the same actors and actresses.

Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube whose real name is O'Shea Jackson) and newly pregnant Susanne Persons (Nia Long) -- Kingston from a previous marriage in Are We There Yet?  -- leave the small apartment city life with Susanne's kids; 13-going-on-18 year old Lindsey (Aleisha Allen) and Kevin (Philip Bolden), for the open space of country life in hopes of building a dream life for the new family ... and Nick's new publishing business.

About 20 minutes from anywhere, Nick and crew find a 19th century home that seems perfect. It even has a guest house for Nick's office. But little did they know ... and little did the realtor, Chuck Mitchell Jr. (John C. McGinley) reveal ... the house was not just a fixer-upper but almost condemned. Now, in spite of a tight schedule for completing his first issue that promises a cover photo of and interview with Magic Johnson (himself), Nick has to make all the "I can fix that" repairs ... until he finds he can't "fix that."

But not to worry. Chuck Mitchell is not only the area realtor, he is the only area contractor. And midwife. And electrician. And ... By the way, Chuck is also a personal friend of Magic Johnson.

Are We There Yet?  earned a final score of 70 which places the film close to the bottom of the scoring range earned by PG films (68 to 86 out of 100) in the comparative baseline database. Are We Done Yet?  earned a final score of 74. So, this film is a little less abusive to wholesome moral standards. A little. The comparative data display below shows the areas of differentiation.

As revealed by the CAP analysis model, Are We Done Yet?  deserves a precautionary note, not due to the boldness or extremeness of any particularly item of assault on decency and morality but due only to the relative high number of examples of them.

Below are discussions of content by investigation area. Included are references to Scriptures applicable to noted behaviors.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
The only issues that fit into this investigation area are a number of episodes of slapstick violence, some animated, and an assault with a one-by-four board.

Impudence/Hate (I)
Not one single use of the three/four letter word vocabulary was noted in the entire 85 minutes of the film. But Hollywood still teaches our young teens how they should act by having the teenage daughter Lindsey spew a few Hollywood-typical stereotype sass comments her at parents (authority). Lindsey also gets to sneak off to a party, I suspect to again let her sing in the film but still misbehave in the process in the manner which Hollywood apparently thinks of young teens. [Exod. 20:12, Eph. 6:1 - 3, Col. 3:20, Heb. 13:17] And flatulence is there also.

Sexual Immorality (S)
Chuck the "contractor/inspector/etc" places his hands and face on the lowermost abdomen of Susanne who is not his wife. And she permitted it. Neither is Long McGinley's wife. [1 Cor. 7:1-2] As McGinley teaches Kevin and Lindsey how to fish he displays below navel skin threatening to expose that which follows. The display of posterior fissure typical of Hollywood's impression of what the middle school crowd likes is present once as is a male anatomical innuendo. [Eph. 4:19]

Drugs/Alcohol (D)
In a bar, Nick guzzles whiskey or some sort of hard liquor while a beer sits in front of him. He guzzles the booze under the "I need a drink" theme. As revealed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as well as the University of Connecticut, such content in and as entertainment is explosive for young teens and late preteens. [Eph. 5:18] Please  see the notation and links in the text of the application of Ephesians 5:18 in the Scriptural Applications below.

Offense to God (O)
There are a number of uses of God's name in vain [awv  (shav): emptiness, nothingness] but none with the four letter expletive. While many people do not feel the teen-popular three-syllable sentence with God's name trailing it is sin, God does. [Deut. 5:11]

Murder/Suicide (M)
There are no murders or suicides in this film.


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  • Exod. 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
  • Eph. 6:1 - 3 CHILDREN, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with promise.
  • Col. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
  • Heb. 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you [fair and  responsible authority, properly appointed], and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account [report to God], that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
  • 1 Cor. 7:1-2 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. ["Not to touch..." God is wise to rationalizations of man. "Touch" is haptomai {hap'-tom-ahee}; to touch; of carnal intercourse with a woman or cohabitation for sex.]
  • Eph. 4:19 Having lost all sensitivity, they [the sinful] have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. [Such "lite" sexuality in and as "kiddie" entertainment as are in this film are the beginnings of Eph. 4:19.]
  • Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. [Since "drunk" is methusko {meth-oos'-ko}: to intoxicate; make drunk; to get drunk; become intoxicated, "wine" can be any intoxicating substance including illegal drugs or abuse of prescription drugs. The issue is do not abuse the body by intoxicating it. Though it is not a sin to drink, it is a sin to get drunk OR to influence to get drunk or to drink in defiance such as underage drinking. A study by the American College of Physicians (ACP) has found an undeniable, inarguable link between the presentation of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in and as entertainment and abuse of them and arrogance/defiance with them by adolescents. And teaching/causing youth to abuse alcohol/tobacco (or drugs) by emboldening youth with them in and as entertainment invokes Luke 17:2. If alcoholic beverages in entertainment were not a problem for our young, why is there and why has there been such a push to get and keep booze commercials off prime time broadcast TV? Even the University of Connecticut corroborates the ACP finding.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Jer. 37:9 This is what the LORD says: Do not deceive yourselves, thinking, `The Babylonians [the destroyers from within] will surely leave us.' They will not!
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil [kakov: of a bad nature, not such as it ought to be] communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective  heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Are We Done Yet? (2007) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • slapstick violence. both animated and portrayed, repeatedly
  • assault with a one-by-four

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • lie
  • adolescent sass at parent, repeatedly
  • adolescent sneaking out of house at night to join a party
  • adolescent encouraging another to disrespect parent/authority
  • marital fight
  • flatulence

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • excessive breast exposure, once
  • inappropriate touch, repeatedly
  • anatomy innuendo
  • posterior fissure exposure
  • exposure to below navel skin threatening exposure to that which follows, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • bar
  • booze
  • drinking/guzzling

    Offense to God (O)
  • eight uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • display of the mano cornuto (horned hand)

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • not noted

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    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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