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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

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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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Growing pains? They've got twelve of them! See more »

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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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$752,096 (France) (16 April 2004)

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$138,614,544 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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The part where the twins dump the whole entire bag of dog food wasn't in the script - the twins made it up. See more »

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When Tom is in the closet talking with Kate on the phone, the boys throw an ax into the door. At the end, there is no hole in the closet door. See more »

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Sarah Baker: [hits the bathroom door with her lacrosse stick before Tom pulls her away] You can only put on so much lip gloss, princess!
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Excellent Family Movie
21 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best family movies ever made! Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt are excellent in this modern day adaption of the classic book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Although not faithful to the original, this movie keeps the spirit of the original in that it shows family as the most important thing while still laughing at the humor of everyday life.

The supporting cast is excellent! All of the actors playing the Baker kids deliver excellent performances. Most notable are Hilary Duff (The Lizzie McGuire Show) and Tom Welling (Smallville). Hilary is great as always and gets to show that she has true potential as a dramatic actress. I'm not a big fan of Ashton Kutcher, but I must admit that he delivers an absolutely hilarious uncredited supporting part.

This movie is a treat for any family. Most parents will find it acceptable for their kids. The only really offensive portion is some "thematic elements" involving the oldest 20-something daughter's living with a guy. This however is portrayed as an improper thing by her parents. Overall, an excellent and surprisingly clean movie. I strongly recommend this movie to anyone!


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