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. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
For adults this movie is a little too silly and predictable, but there are some nice moments as parents you can relate too.
For children, the silliness is great, but the whole daughter living with her boyfriend theme is way too prominent. Not an appropriate subject to be treating in a fun family film such as this. I won't be renting it again or buying it.
I wish Hollywood wasn't so caught up to include sexuality and adult topics and could just make clean movies for families.
Steve Martin as how I remember him...excellent physical comedy.
Great moral message. Can be enjoyed by all family members - regardless of age. Very relatable to working parents with children...and dreams.
It's funny that a movie that people say is "so so" gets a 3 star rating. Face it, it was awful. Steve Martin is dad to a family with lots of kids. Madness ensues!! The remake of the 1950's needed some modern laughs. My grandparents would have said it was "cute". I'm telling you it flat out sucked.