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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Baker
... Jimmy Murtaugh
... Kate Baker
... Charlie Baker
... Nora Baker-McNulty
... Sarina Murtaugh
... Anne Murtaugh
... Lorraine Baker
... Eliot Murtaugh
... Sarah Baker
... Bud McNulty
... Jake Baker
... Jessica Baker
... Kim Baker
... 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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Same Big Family... Even Bigger Adventure. See more »


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

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21 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$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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2.39 : 1
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When the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies were made, neither Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, who played the parents of 12 children, had ever had a child in real life. Steve Martin first became a father years later in December 2012, when his wife Anne Stringfield gave birth to his first child, a daughter named Mary. See more »

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During the contest at the end, each family's score is displayed on a large board. When the tie-breaker is being discussed, the scores are gone. When the group leaves for the canoe race, the scores have returned. See more »

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Lorraine Baker: You know how I feel about camping.
Tom Baker: But, we're staying in a house.
Lorraine Baker: A house with no air conditioning. That makes it camping.
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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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