Cheaper By the Dozen-Special Edition

Directed By: Shawn Levy Starring: Steve Martin Bonnie Hunt

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Comedy superstar Steve Martin and TV/film favorite Bonnie Hunt couldn't be more likeable in this hilarious tale of two loving parents trying to manage careers and a household--amid the chaos of raising twelve rambunctious kids.

With a crowd-pleasing supporting cast, including rising young stars Hilary Duff, Tom Welling and Piper Perabo, this heartwarming hit comedy delivers super-sized fun and laughs by the dozen!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 201982146
UPC 024543218821
UPC 14 00024543218821
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Family Interaction
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note College sweethearts Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate (Bonnie Hunt) both dreamed of having both fulfilling careers and a huge family. But after they had a few kids, Kate gave up her career as a sportswriter, Tom abandoned his hope of becoming the coach of their alma mater's football team, and they moved their brood from the city to the country. Now, after 12 children and a happy life in rural Illinois, Tom has been offered the chance to live his dream and coach the Stallions. No sooner does the family pack up and move to Chicago to pursue Tom's dream job than Kate's ship comes in as well: a publisher has picked up her manuscript based on her experiences raising 12 children. Of course, there's a hitch. Kate has to go to New York for a few days, leaving Tom as the primary caregiver for his clan. Can Tom hold it together with his kids--who didn't want to move in the first place--pulling him one way and the university pulling him the other? Shawn Levy directs this likable update of the 1950 film of the same title, which was based on a true (and very different) story.
Entertainment Weekly "[A] sprightly, updated remake." 01/09/2004 p.59
Chicago Sun-Times "[T]he movie is lighthearted fun, providing little character bits for all of the family members." 12/24/2003 p.47
Shawn Levy
Steve Martin
Bonnie Hunt
Cast & Crew
Alyson Stoner - Actor
Ben Myron - Producer
Blake Woodruff - Actor
Bonnie Hunt - Actor
Brent Kinsman - Actor
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey - Based On Novel By
Forrest Landis - Actor
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. - Based On Novel By
George Folsey Jr. - Editor
Hilary Duff - Actor
Jacob Smith - Actor
Jonathan Brown - Cinematographer
Kevin Schmidt - Actor
Liliana Mumy - Actor
Michael Barnathan - Producer
Morgan York - Actor
Piper Perabo - Actor
Robert Simonds - Producer
Sam Harper, et al. - Screenplay
Shane Kinsman - Actor
Shawn Levy - Director
Steve Martin - Actor
Tom Welling - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 2258811
UPC 00024543218821
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Hey, I liked Cheaper by the Dozen. These actors are skilled at being nice. It's just that the movie settles when it ought to push. Consider the Bonnie Hunt character. Here she's reasonable, exasperated, and loves that lunk of a husband. But compare her work here with what she did in Stolen Summer (you remember, that 2002 "Project Greenlight" movie I recommended, but you ignored my review and went to see Sorority Boys instead). In that one she was the mother of a large Irish Catholic family in Chicago, where she had edge and sass and was not afraid to smack a potty-mouth up alongside the head.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Director Shawn Levy ("Big Fat Liar," "Just Married") and three clever screenwriters sneaked in an advertisement for the merits of a multitude of siblings -- they'll defend you in the schoolyard and the larger world as well -- along with a gentle plea to live and let live. This subtle message raises the worth of "Cheaper.'' It's not just a feel-good holiday movie, though audiences, especially youngsters, will certainly walk out of it feeling good...The child actors are uniformly adorable and avoid those precious mannerisms for which their breed is known. Ashton Kutcher gets credit for spoofing himself in a small role as Perabo's vain boyfriend, an aspiring actor who wants nothing to do with her family. He's still resentful that the kids once set his pants on fire.
Reviewer Ruthe Stein
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Spanish, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Martin,Steve
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Ebert and Roeper Two Thumbs Up!
Jeanne Wolf's Hollywood Hilarious Chaos and Heartwarming Fun!
Joel Siegal, Good Morning America Out of a possible 10, it gets a 12!

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