Now these kids have been pretty successful so far in keeping suitors away from their lovely mom through many torturous means. And they aim to keep it up for this new guy, Nick. After all, they are convinced mom and dad will get back together. Through various turns of events, it seems Suzanne must go to Vancouver to plan a major holiday party and her ex-husband has flaked out on caring for the kids because he is sick. So Nick jumps in to save the day and after several more crazy events, offers to drive the kids from Seattle to Vancouver to meet their mom.
Now these kids, while very cute, are absolute horrors and do everything in their power to not only destroy Nick's beloved Navigator, but to drive him mad. They are fairly successful in both ventures. In the meantime, the kids get Nick into trouble in various ways. However, what they discover by the end of the journey is that Nick is a pretty cool guy who truly does care for them - a big surprise to even Nick, himself. What I found completely random, but still amusing, was the recurring interjections of Satchel's bobblehead. It was weird and there wasn't really a good reason for this bobblehead to come to life and talk to Nick, but whatever. Extra comic relief.
This movie came out in 2005 and I was wondering why they were reissuing the DVD. However, then when I saw the Sneak Peek for the sequel Are We Done Yet? coming out this spring, I knew why. Are We There Yet? was much funnier than I thought it would be and I really enjoyed it. After having seen it, I am now very interested in seeing the sequel and would recommend this as a great family movie with a hearty helping of laughs.