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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  21 December 2005 (USA)
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Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy.

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Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy.

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$82,569,532 (USA) (28 April 2006)
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Real baby and childhood pictures of Hilary Duff and Alyson Stoner were used for the "photo albums" of their characters. See more »

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After Nora's water breaks, there is a cut to the Murtaugh family discussing whether the Bakers are playing a trick to win the race. In the background, you can see the Bakers moving off to the left side of the screen, paddling quickly. When it cuts back to the Bakers, the family is stationary in the middle of the lake, still freaking out about Nora's water breaking. Then they discuss their options, and start paddling to the side of the lake. See more »

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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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