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Format: DVD
Sku: 202287122
UPC: 024543231110
UPC 14: 00024543231110
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and wife Kate (Bonnie Hunt) bring their clan together for a memorable summer getaway. But their dream vacation turns into an outrageous competition with the overachieving, overzealous family of Tom's long-time rival, Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy). Featuring all the original Baker kids, including Hilary Duff, Tom Welling and Piper Perabo, this super-sized comedy is fun for the whole family!

"A family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too.  Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

Editor's Note
Steve Martin returns as the proud patriarch of the Baker family in this sequel to the original CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN, based on a book by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth. This time, all twelve Baker kids and their parents, Tom (Martin) and Kate (Bonnie Hunt), are going on vacation, returning to their summer cabin in Wisconsin for one last hurrah before the kids grow up and go their separate ways. Lorraine (Hilary Duff) is on her way to New York to begin an internship with VOGUE, Nora (Piper Perabo) is hugely pregnant, and the Bakers want to spend some quality time all together for a change. As the family arrives at their old house, however, they realize that some things have changed--and some things never do. Tom's old high school rival, Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) is now the big man about town, owning much of the surrounding area, and raising his large family in a huge home across the lake from the Bakers'. The longstanding competition between the two families--or at least that of the fathers--mounts over the course of their vacation, as the two men resort to ever nastier tactics of one-upsmanship. Meanwhile, Charlie Baker (Tom Welling) becomes closer with Anne Murtaugh (Jamie King), and Sarah (Alyson Stoner) embarks on her first romance with Eliot Murtaugh (Taylor Lautner). It all comes to a head when the two families face off in a canoeing race, during which they are faced with a decision between loyalty to family and friends, and the competitive edge.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1); Dolby Surround Sound, Feature Commentary, Theatrical Trailer, Featurettes, English, Spanish Subtitled

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/13/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 94 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2005
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2233118
Video UPC UPC: 00024543231110
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Alyson Stoner
Video Cast Info Bonnie Hunt
Video Cast Info Forrest Landis
Video Cast Info Steve Martin
Video Cast Info Adam Shankman - Director
Video Cast Info Cary White - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Jennifer Gibgot - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info John Debney - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Mathew Cassel - Editor
Video Cast Info Peter James - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Sam Harper - Writer
Video Cast Info Shawn Levy - Producer

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"[A] family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too." 12/21/2005 p.E3

LA Weekly 6 of 10
What keeps the film afloat (barely) is the sheer charisma of Eugene Levy and the young Alyson Stoner, who manage to find emotion and laughs in the tritest of dialogue and the flimsiest of scenarios. - James C. Taylor

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
Still, as I watched this sequel, a certain good feeling began to make itself known. Yes, the movie is unnecessary. However, it is unnecessary at a higher level of warmth and humor than the recent remake "Yours, Mine and Ours." And it has more plausible parents, even though neither actor, so far as I know, has any children. - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Martin,Steve
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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