Shawn Levy directs the family-oriented comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, a loose remake of the 1950 film starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy, which was itself based on a novel. Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt) have made many sacrifices in their professional lives in order to raise their 12 children. When Tom is offered a job as a Division I college football coach, he moves the entire pack to a suburb of Chicago. This move shakes up the whole family, especially when Kate's memoirs get published and she takes off on a book tour. The lack of parental guidance creates problems for all the Baker kids, particularly handsome jock Charlie (Tom Welling), fashion plate Lorraine (Hilary Duff), and grown child Nora (Piper Perabo). Ashton Kucher stars in a cameo role as Nora's actor boyfriend, Hank.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 98min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2003
- DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Themes: Sibling Relationships,Mischievous Children,Parenthood,Eccentric Families
- Tone: Affectionate,Sweet,Bright,Heartwarming,Madcap,Light,Upbeat
actor, chaos, coach, disorder, family, father, football, moving, sibling
- Country of Origin: USA (12-25-2003)
- Language: English