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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

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The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 December 2003 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$27,557,647 (USA) (26 December 2003)

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$138,614,544 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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In the part where they catch the frog. A Homer Simpson lunchbox could be seen when the lunchboxs falls down. See more »

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When Mark runs into Tom as Mark is rushing to get water for his frog, Mark spills water all over Tom's pants; however, in the next shot, when Tom walks upstairs to talk to Nora, his pants are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Kate: My book's getting published.
Tom: Did I tell you we're going to have it all?
Kate: You've never said that.
Tom: [Sweeping Kate onto the bed] I'm telling you now, baby.
Lorraine: [Rushing from the room] Oh my god, can you guys just please wait till I leave the room?
Tom: [Between kisses] Can you hurry?
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References Father of the Bride (1991) See more »

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I'm Just a Kid
Written by Pierre Bouvier, Chuck Comeau (as Charles-Andre Comeau), David Desrosiers,
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Performed by Simple Plan
Courtesy of Lava Records LLC
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Disasters by the dozen
9 May 2004 | by (Tustin, CA) – See all my reviews

As a child, I read and loved the book, "Cheaper by the dozen", so I rented the movie expecting an on-screen adaptation of the book. I think the only similarities are the title, and the fact that they have 12 kids. The movie does the book a huge injustice.

Expectations aside, the movie had some plot holes, but I would have appreciated this kind of film if I was a parent looking for a family film. It reminded me of the old Disney classics my family rented when I was growing up. I'm sure that kids would love the mess and destruction that seemed to be the focal point of the movie. They tried to cram too many sub-plots into it when they could have focused strictly on the family dynamics and had a great movie.

I'm just glad I rented it and didn't spend $$ at the theater.


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