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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)

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$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 is the second movie that Bonnie Hunt's character can be scene dancing on a dock with her on-screen husband. The first was in Beethoven the 2nd while they were also vacationing to a lake with the family and puppies. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, the blanket is alternately on/off the baby's head between shots. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Baker: Dad, we're gonna need a forklift for Lorraine's luggage.
Lorraine Baker: What? I've only been here 30 seconds and you're already making fun of me.
Sarah Baker: Yeah, that was my foot.
Sarah Baker: Is this whole suitcase just for makeup?
Lorraine Baker: Whatever, butch.
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References Napoleon Dynamite (2004) 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 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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