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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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Adam Shankman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Tom Baker
Eugene Levy ... Jimmy Murtaugh
Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker
Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker
Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker-McNulty
Carmen Electra ... Sarina Murtaugh
Jaime King ... Anne Murtaugh
Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker
Taylor Lautner ... Eliot Murtaugh
Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker
Jonathan Bennett ... Bud McNulty
Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker
Morgan York ... Kim Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker
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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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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,309,387, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$82,571,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,181,830
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DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

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When Tom is introduced to Nora's baby, he walks into the room and the camera zooms into his face. In the very next shot, the room is filled with the Bakers and Murtaughs, as though they had been there the whole time. See more »

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Lorraine Baker: [after Sarah asks Lorraine for some make-up help] Now, let's start with some lip gloss.
[Lorraine unleashes the lipgloss]
Sarah Baker: PINK? Can't we put on like a skin color?
Lorraine Baker: Hold still.
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Not the best family comedy but watchable (with family or similar company)
21 May 2006 | by kooleshwarSee all my reviews

This movie is as stereotypical as a family comedy can get in fact we have seen so many similar roles from Steve Martin in family comedies that one cannot honestly expect much from such films and indeed i went into this movie(as the company demanded i see a pg rated film) expecting as much.

The good part about the whole thing is that family comedies follow fool proof formulas and as such it is rare to find a bad one. So we have the summer release the 2 hot teens, one hot mom (carmen Electra looked spectacular), the overzealous and protective dad, the childhood romance etc etc you get what I'm saying right.

The acting of this movie is good with special mention for Steve Martin who is a regular comedy dad and even though brings nothing new to the film at least insures you never get bored. Eugene Levy also does a good job playing the eccentric dad of the rival family. Carmen Electra i realised is actually a good actress and looks great in this movie. However former preteen-queen Hilary duff looked way to thin and quite ugly.

The jokes of the film mostly squeaky clean although there is some much appreciated jokes for the adults that are so needed in this film. Particularly funny is the scene where the dog spoils the elaborate lunch, the take on another famous creature movie was hilarious. The film is filled with funny moments that will make you smile maybe force a half laugh but no scene is fall out your seat funny.

The film also serves the regular family fare with ease but almost every scene looks run of the mill and there is nothing new to add to film in the family-comedy-drama department. Being from India i found the father following his child on a date quite funny and something which i can actually picture someone who i know doing.

The movie is absolute run of the mill affair and loosed out on the novelty value that the first one enjoyed. However it serves the regular enjoyable family fare.

Watch it only if the company (family, going with friend and his girl friend for the first movie hehe) requires that you watch such a film.


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