• Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

Cheaper by the Dozen

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: Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Robert Simonds Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Lighthearted fun. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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