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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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Sam Harper, Craig Titley (characters) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 See more »

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$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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Whatever happened to Steve Martin? Come on man!
13 September 2008 | by vip_ebriegaSee all my reviews

My Take: Trite, predictable family diversion.

After having dismissing it as a simple-minded family picture for many times, I gave CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, a very loose adaptation of a novel by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, a try and it turned out to be a surprise delight. It wasn't perfect, maybe not even formula, but I was delighted by it. It was a lot of fun and it never seemed to run our of energy, especially for the always funny Steve Martin. Martin is back in this sequel, and so is much of the same cast, Bonnie Hunt in particular. Joining the original cast is a new set of players including American PIE regular Eugene Levy, parody-movie regular Carmen Electra and another batch of kids and teens. This is CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2, and if I was wrong about the first film, I was more wrong to think this one will be better.

In this sequel, the family that couldn't get along leaves all their indifference behind a long time ago. Now their one big, happy family. While going on a camping vacation (as usual, they have to live inside a rotten, old cabin), they get into some competition with dad Tom Baker's (Martin) old rival Jimmy Murtaugh (Levy) and his family, composed of sexy wife Sarina (Electra) and eight children. See Murtaugh is athletic and daring while Tom only wishes that his kids (jealous as always) would have a better vacation. So on goes a series of challenges and competitions they go through, fighting for who gets the better summer this year.

Unfortunately, it might have not been the audience. Having missed it on the big screen, I caught CHEAPER 2 on TV and, since I wasn't really anticipating anything (a sequel to CHEAPER is nothing big to get excited about). That probably helps to be able to enjoy a movie like this. But while lowering your expectations might help at being kind to your response to it, that doesn't necessarily mean liking it. Martin and Levy (funny men, by the way) are at their best efforts, as Hunt playing responsible mother Kate, but they can't shine in a script than limits what they can do. Kids, as usual, will drag you to the video store to rent or buy it, and maybe you should. But don't be surprised if you won't like it. It really isn't made for you.

Rating: ** out of 5.


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