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  • Summary: In this family comedy, Nick (Ice Cube), a smooth operator, is trying to land a date with a young, attractive divorcee, Suzanne (Long). He gallantly offers to drive her children from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver to be reunited with their mom. What Nick doesn't know is that Suzanne's children think that no man is good enough for their mom and will do everything they can to make the trip a nightmare for him. Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride. (Sony) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. 50
    I would have loved to see a genuine love story involving Ice Cube, Nia Long, and the challenge of a lifelong bachelor dating a woman with children. Sad that a story like that couldn't get made, but this shrill "comedy" could.
  2. This is not the plot of your typical Ice Cube movie. It does, however, combine the plots of at least three John Hughes movies.
  3. 40
    I can't recall ever having seen a single bad Ice Cube performance, and his utter charm even in flimsy material like this only reaffirms his gifts.
  4. I started out this journey actually liking children. By the end of the movie, I wasn't so sure.
  5. Runs 96 minutes but feels like so much more. There is only one gag.
  6. 25
    A vulgar, grating alleged "family" comedy.
  7. 0
    All too effectively conveys the claustrophobic horror of being shackled in a small space with two whiny, hateful children.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 28
  3. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. Dec 23, 2010
    9
    Pretty good movie. I expected it to be about a 3, but the movie was funny! I saw it with my daughters, and it was pleasantly surprising. We all enjoyed it, and it had a heartwarming ending. Don't be fooled- watch the movie with your kids, and you'll be entertained. btw, the acting was pretty good. the fake crying from the boy needed some work, but all in all- they all were good actors. Expand
  2. G
    Apr 25, 2006
    8
    No complex storylines to suck the enjoyment out of it. Plain and simple entertainment.
  3. BrianG.
    Jul 25, 2006
    6
    Yo.. the movie was aight....in the movie ice cube had alittle diffculty with the children you know what mean that part was funny... then around the middle ice cube had alittle trouble wit the kids that was kinda boring... but i really enjoyed it. Expand
  4. Nov 23, 2010
    6
    The critics made it sound horrible while in reality, it's not that bad. The cheesyness kind of killed the film but it was still hilarious!
  5. Jul 10, 2013
    6
    It is a parring story, though I admit that it was just a little gagged off. 96 minutes lost, they could have done better by the way. Same thing all the time Expand
  6. MarcoM.
    Dec 10, 2005
    3
    Boring, typical, same old same old! I didn
  7. Feb 27, 2014
    0
    Ice Cube and company could've made a good story, a funny comedy, and a great movie for the whole family, but instead they decide to go with plan D: make an excruciatingly unfunny, horribly made "movie". I couldn't even call it a comedy, because there were no laughs in it, so I had to go with "movie". Expand

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