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Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Adam Shankman (2005)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This limp sequel to the hit 2003 comedy sees Steve Martin reprising his role as the daddy of the 12-strong Baker brood, who revives an old rivalry with ultra-competitive neighbour Eugene Levy - also the father of a sizeable horde of kids - during a summer camping vacation. Though the children get on, that doesn't stop the two posturing dads from a spot of macho one-upmanship when a "friendly" competition is arranged between the respective families. Cue lots of tired and obvious slapstick scenes. Youngsters may find one or two moments worth a titter, while Bonnie Hunt as Martin's stoical wife delivers all the best dialogue, what little there is. However, grown-ups may be surprised at the under-use of Martin and the misuse of American Pie stalwart Levy, who's great at playing quirky characters but not so hot at being downright obnoxious, which he is here.


Tom and Kate Baker and their 12 children are enjoying a summer holiday together at their lakeside cabin before the last of the kids flies the nest. All is well until Tom realises arch-rival Jimmy Murtaugh and his family are staying nearby, and even though the youngsters are having fun, the fathers succumb to increasingly frequent displays of one-upmanship. Comedy sequel, with Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt and Hilary Duff.

Cast & Crew

Tom Baker Steve Martin
Kate Baker Bonnie Hunt
Jimmy Murtaugh Eugene Levy
Nora Baker Piper Perabo
Charlie Baker Tom Welling
Lorraine Baker Hilary Duff
Sarina Murtaugh Carmen Electra
Anne Murtaugh Jaime King
Henry Baker Kevin G Schmidt
Sarah Baker Alyson Stoner
Jake Baker Jacob Smith
Mark Baker Forrest Landis
Jessica Baker Liliana Mumy
Director Adam Shankman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 26 Dec 2005

Comedy Childrens

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