Cheaper by the Dozen

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"Growing pains? They've got twelve of them!"
  • PG
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.9  (108,404)
  • 46

Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 movie starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, directed by Shawn Levy. It is a remake of the 1950 movie of the same name. The film centers around the Baker family of 12 children, who move from their rural home in Illinois to the bustling city of Evanston, Illinois, where their father, Tom Baker, has landed a job as a college football coach. The Bakers think they have found their dream home, but soon discover that their new life brings with it a host of challenges, including navigating new schools, making new friends, and adjusting to life in the big city with a dozen kids.

Tom and Kate Baker have 12 children, ranging in age from toddler to college student. As a former football coach, Tom initially struggles to find his footing as a college football coach in Evanston. He tries to be a good father to his kids and a good coach, but he quickly realizes that both of these duties are more challenging than he anticipated.

Meanwhile, Kate struggles to keep the family running smoothly, trying to fit in homeschooling, cooking for a dozen people, and keeping track of all the various activities and events that the family is involved in. Their oldest daughter, Nora, is about to leave for college and is struggling to find a balance between her own dreams and obligations to her family.

As the movie progresses, we see the various challenges that the Bakers face, from plumbing disasters to sibling rivalries. However, through it all, the family remains close and supportive of one another. Tom and Kate learn to work together as a team, and the children learn to appreciate each other's strengths and differences.

One day, Tom gets an offer to coach his dream team, the Stallions, but it would mean moving to Chicago. Tom decides to accept the offer, but the move brings its own set of challenges. The Bakers have to leave their friends and school behind and start over in a new city. The family must also deal with some personal challenges as they navigate new schools and relationships.

However, they eventually find a way to make it work. Tom and Kate come together to support their family, and the children make new friends and find new ways to pursue their interests. In the end, the family learns lessons about teamwork, communication, and the importance of sticking together.

Cheaper by the Dozen is a heartwarming comedy that celebrates the joys and challenges of family life. Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt both give strong performances as Tom and Kate, and the child actors are all charming and engaging. The movie strikes a good balance between humor and heart, making it a great choice for families and fans of feel-good comedies.

Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 46.

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    5.9  (108,404)
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