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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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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:

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

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:

2.39 : 1
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Lorraine Baker: You know how I feel about camping.
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Steve Martin, you can do better than this
2 February 2006 | by yaalaastSee 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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