Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Directed By: Adam Shankman Starring: Steve Martin Bonnie Hunt

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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!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202287122
UPC 024543231110
UPC 14 00024543231110
Format DVD
Release Date 10/17/2006
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Teenage Girls
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Los Angeles Times "[A] family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too." 12/21/2005 p.E3
Adam Shankman
Steve Martin
Bonnie Hunt
Cast & Crew
Adam Shankman - Director
Alyson Stoner - Actor
Bonnie Hunt - Actor
Cary White - Production Designer
Forrest Landis - Actor
Jennifer Gibgot - Executive Producer
John Debney - Original Music By
Mathew Cassel - Editor
Peter James - Cinematographer
Sam Harper - Writer
Shawn Levy - Producer
Steve Martin - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2233118
UPC 00024543231110
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 94 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource LA Weekly
Review 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.
Reviewer James C. Taylor
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
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
Product Attributes
Actor Martin,Steve
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Video Format DVD
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times A family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too.

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