Cheaper by the Dozen 2

  • PG
  • Adam Shankman (2005)
  • US
  • 89 min
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
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Film Review
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2 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Comedy sequel starring Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt. Taking the Baker family of 12 children on holiday is fraught with problems in itself. But when Tom, the father of the house, discovers they will be renting a cottage near their affluent neighbour and his equally massive brood, any thoughts of relaxation are abandoned and battle lines are drawn.

Cast and 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


Adam Shankman

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Available on DVD
Released 26 Dec 2005
Certificate PG
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent