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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.



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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce fuera de casa  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$713,985 (Spain) (23 December 2005)


$82,569,532 (USA) (28 April 2006)

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Did You Know?


Carmen Electra is allergic to dogs. When the Bakers go to the Murtaughs' house, their dog Gunner jumps all over her. When the Bakers are leaving, tiny red dots are all over her body. See more »


After knee boarding Tom gets out of the boat and the two boys both say something but their mouths never move. See more »


Nora Baker-McNulty: You just pissed off a severely hormonal pregnant woman!
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When Carmen Electra is one of the best things about something, something's very wrong.
5 January 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

As a general rule, in my book any movie that bills itself as a comedy and includes a scene where a dog goes for someone's crotch has failed - see "Hudson Hawk" and "Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills." As a general rule, in my book anything with Carmen Electra is a must to avoid (except for her episode of "The Simpsons," of course). "Cheaper By The Dozen 2" has both, and the latter is actually bearable in a Kathy Ireland kind of way as Eugene Levy's fourth wife. In no sense should she come off better than either him or Steve Martin.

The first movie was no classic, but it was amusing; this followup is even less of a classic and almost entirely non-amusing - the movie's totally predictable (is there a chance that pregnant Piper Perabo's waters will break at just the wrong moment?), fails to get even the cheapest sentiment deservedly, and most of the jokes are DOA and/or badly staged, with the exceptions of the duelling campfire singalong and the scene where Martin and Levy are spying on two of their kids in a cinema showing "Ice Age." Lucky them. (Incidentally, Martin says the movie is rated G; "Ice Age" was rated PG in America.)

My condolences to the cast, who do try their best with Sam Harper's script (even Tom Welling and Jaime King) - but you know what they say about sow's ears and silk purses. A harmless but pretty dispiriting and bland sequel; and Hilary Duff's worryingly gaunt appearance isn't a plus. Like the script, the girl needs some help.

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