Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling
Genre: Comedy, Family
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 98 minutes
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt corral a wild herd of rampaging children in Cheaper by the Dozen, an enjoyable family flick. When Kate Baker (Hunt, Jerry Maguire) gets a book deal for her chronicle of their abundant family life, she also gets drawn into a book tour--leaving Tom (Martin, Bringing Down the House, The Jerk) to run the house and cope with his new, high-pressure job as a football coach. Naturally, chaos erupts, bringing the family to the brink of meltdown. Cheaper by the Dozen is not a great movie or an important movie or even a surprising movie, but it is a warm-hearted crowd-pleaser. The Bakers' family life is a bit idealized and antiseptic, but anyone looking for an escape from their own less-ideal family lives won't mind. Also featuring Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, and an uncredited Ashton Kutcher. --Bret Fetzer
It's gettin' so as I can hardly go out in public any more. I mean, really, between the autograph hounds and the paparazzi...
Autographs and everything? I mean, just the one commercial, and you have paparazzi?
Yeah. I've never actually seen them, but, you know, they hide in the bush and... they get their shot.
Does anyone besides me think our "happier and stronger" life, is actually code for "nastier and suckier"?
First dad forces us to move
Then mom decides to become a career women and like, travel the globe
And Now, we have to take order from Hank, the model/ actor!
And he hates kids too.