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Release Date: December 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2004

PG|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt) have compromised their careers to raise 12 children. Tom coaches a high-school football team, while Kate has retired from journalism to raise the family. Things change when Tom is offered a college coaching job in a new city at the same time a publisher buys Kate's parenting memoir. After moving, Kate goes on a book tour, leaving Tom in charge of the children, who -- already unhappy about relocating -- plunge the household into chaos.

Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Alyson Stoner, Jacob Smith, Liliana Mumy

Director: Shawn Levy

Genres: Family, Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Robert Simonds Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Sacrifice, Moving, Mother, Daughter, Transformation, Son, Father, Heartwarming, 2000s, House, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Thanks to Martin and Hunt, who both have a seemingly casual flair for mining laughs from even the most generic lines of dialogue, Cheaper by the Dozen works better than it might have in less capable hands, but even they're challenged by some of the picture's forced mood swings. show more

  • Much as I adore Martin and Hunt, whose matching tongue-in-cheek delivery and finite patience make them seem more like siblings than spouses, their movie is indistinguishable from an Afterschool Special. show more

  • Something of a shambles -- a shambles about a shambles -- but bound for big success and deservedly so.

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