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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,340,679, 25 December 2005, Wide Release

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$82,571,173

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$129,181,830
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This was the first and only Cheaper by the Dozen movie to be Filmed in Panavision (anamorphic) 2.39:1. See more »

Goofs

In some shots, the boulders and all of the water toys appear to be at least a quarter of a mile across the lake. In other shots, the lake appears to be only several yards wide. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Martini Lounge
Written by David Sparkman, Scott Nickoley, and Jamie Dunlap
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Steve Martin, you can do better than this
2 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I guess it's been a long time since Steve played the banjo on the Muppet Show. I have really enjoyed some of Steve's movies..."Roxanne", "Being There", etc. but he seems to have lost his touch in this one.

This movie is still very watchable mind you, but the "former" Steve is missing. It seems there were too many gags (ie; dog & crotch, dangling from balcony) and not enough real comedy like we're used to from Steve (such as the nose jokes in Roxanne).

Also this movie has nothing to do with the 1950 "Cheaper by the Dozen" (or it's original sequel "Belles on Their Toes")...other than 12 kids of course. It seemed more akin to "The Great Outdoors" or "Meatballs".

There were some cute scenes however: The two kids crush & the dads both spying on them in the theatre, and nearly giving birth in a canoe I found amusing. It would have been a lot more amusing had she actually given birth in the canoe though.

Oddly my favourite actress in this was the little girl (can't remember her name right now) who had the crush on the little boy. She was really cute and engaging. I hope she appears in more movies.

Thankfully, I did not pay money to see this (thanks to the wonders of bittorrent) But I will definitely be buying the DVD. It is a good family movie, just not up to my expectations for Steve Martin.

Possibly I should not endorse downloading, but movie-going is difficult where I live as it entails a long, costly ferry trip. Otherwise I probably would have seen this in a theatre.


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