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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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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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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  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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


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

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Events in the Labor Day Cup included: the Egg Toss, Wheelbarrow Race, Diving, Sack Race, Archery, Egg and Spoon Race, Water Treadmill, Volleyball, and the Tie-breaker Canoe Race. Not seen, but shown on the scoreboard were: Tug-O-War, Baseball Dunk, and Water Skiing. See more »


When Tom and Kate come out of the tent in the morning after camping out, you can see the shadow of the boom mic against the rock. See more »


Nora Baker-McNulty: You just pissed off a severely hormonal pregnant woman!
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Referenced in Cheaper by the Dozen 2: Casting Session (2006) See more »


Written by Mark McGrath, Charles Stan Frazier, Rodney Sheppard, Matthew Murphy Karges,
Craig Bullock, Joseph Nichol, and David Krahne
Performed by Sugar Ray
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A family comedy series that really stands out
24 December 2005 | by (arlington, va) – See all my reviews

Cheaper by the Dozen II, like most sequels, wasn't as good as its predecessor but was a safe movie bet, allowing you to fall back into a familiarity of the first and have some more fun with it. It picks up a couple years after the first installment with changes abound as the oldest daughter is now married and pregnant and with everyone growing up, the Bakers plan to vacation one last time at their old summer nesting grounds before sending off newly graduated Lurraine (Hillary Duff) to New York. Ashton Kutcher's out of the picture, while Eugene Levy enters the scene as Steve Martin's rival, providing some decent comic relief. Knowing full-well, they can't focus on all twelve kids, Tom Welling's newfound romance and rebelliousness are underdeveloped, while the unfortunate mistake is made of shifting the focus to Hillary Duff's character. Duff basically plays a caricature of herself (or at least her public image) as a teenage diva, who only worked in the first movie because she was distilled in small doses. There's also a side story with one of the younger siblings having her first crush. Like the first film, this installment relies on Martin's physical comedy for laughs with some very relatable moments along the way and in the end, the family wins out over all other forces.

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