Comedy superstar Steve Martin (Bringing Down The House
) and film favourite Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire
) team up in this hilarious tale of two hard-working 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 (Lizzie McGuire
) and Piper Perabo (Coyote Ugly
), this heart-warming hit comedy delivers super-sized fun and laughs by the dozen!
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt corral a wild herd of rampaging children in Cheaper by the Dozen
, an enjoyable family flick. When Kate Baker (Hunt) gets a book deal for her chronicle of their abundant family life, she also gets drawn into a book tour--leaving Tom (Martin) to run the house and cope with his new, high-pressure job as a football coach. Naturally, chaos erupts, bringing the family to the brink of meltdown. Cheaper by the Dozen
is not a great movie or an important movie or even a surprising movie, but it is a warm-hearted crowd-pleaser. The Bakers' family life is a bit idealised and antiseptic, but anyone looking for an escape from their own less-ideal family lives won't mind. Also featuring Tom Welling, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo and an uncredited Ashton Kutcher. --Bret Fetzer