Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.
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
Steven Anthony Lawrence (Dylan Shenk) starred in the television series and movie Even Stevens as a character named Beans who frequently disturbed the Stevens family. Coincidentally, Beans is the name of the Baker family frog in Cheaper by the Dozen. See more »
When Kate is passing out toast, Kim catches a piece twice without having one on her plate the second time. See more »
[walks into kitchen]
I am totally aware that this family doesn't value self-presentation in the same obsessive way that I do. Fine. Whatever. But one of my life goals aside from being, like, a fashion guru is to indicate to the local community that the Baker family actually owns a bar of soap. So, as self-appointed in-house rep of style and hygiene, I think that I should be allotted at least five extra minutes in front of the mirror.
Good now help your sister butter the toast.
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Over the first part of the credits, we see outtakes. See more »
Written by Norman Whitfield, Mr. Cheeks (as Terrance Kelly) and Bink (as Roosevelt Harrell)
Performed by Mr. Cheeks
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(Contains elements from "Car Wash"
Written by Norman Whitfield
Performed by Rose Royce
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises) See more »
"Cheaper By the Dozen" would have at least been an amusing film if it hadn't already been made about a hundred times before. In the early stages of production I was actually misled into thinking it was a direct adaptation of the book, and was excited to see how they'd pull that off. Little did I know the title is all the film has in common with its source.
Steve Martin plays Tom Baker, an average Joe with twelve kids who drive him insane. When he decides to chase after the money and head out to the big city, his kids throw a fuss and protest by performing "hilarious" physical comedy that will "have you in stitches." I suppose we're meant to sympathize with the little brats. The problem is that it's hard to find sympathy for the spawn of Satan. I felt like slapping the kids and throwing them out the window of a thousand-foot skyscraper.
Ashton Kutcher makes a "delightful" cameo. Just what we need - another ugly mug from MTV grinning at the camera.
What happened to Steve Martin? Why on earth did he feel the need to star in this film? Was it just the money? Was it the prospect of pretending to have Bonnie Hunt as a wife? Or was it trying to appeal to the masses again and using children's familiarity with Hilary Duff to reintroduce himself into the family market and therefore appeal to his own children? Is he really that pathetic? Please, Steve...come back...we miss you. Stop doing this. Do you really want to end up like Eddie Murphy? Oh, wait. Too late.
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