Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

DVD - 2006
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The best performance in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is by an actress you've probably never heard of: 11-year-old Alyson Stoner, who plays Sarah, one of twelve children of Tom and Kate Baker (Steve Martin, Bowfinger , and Bonnie Hunt, Return to Me ). The movie follows the popular clan of the previous remake of Cheaper by the Dozen as they go to a camp in the mountains, where Tom renews his rivalry with Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy, Bringing Down the House ). To the movie's credit, it doesn't quite degenerate into a National Lampoon's Vacation knock-off, though it comes perilously close. But thanks to the grace of Bonnie Hunt and general good spirits of the cast of kids (including Tom Welling, Smallville ; Hilary Duff, The Perfect Man , who in some scenes becomes uncomfortably Lolita-esque; and Piper Perabo, Coyote Ugly , among others), this unnecessary sequel manages to remain enjoyable to anyone with a taste for broad family movies. But Stoner--as a tomboy getting her first crush--brings considerable charisma to her generically-written part, and her scenes give the movie a much-needed emotional lift. Otherwise, it's a movie in which Carmen Electra plays the voice of reason (in a series of tight-fitting tops). --Bret Fetzer.
Publisher: [S.l.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2006
Edition: O-ring ed
Branch Call Number: DVD FAMILY CHEAPER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Cheaper by the dozen two

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 19, 2017

Cheaper By The Dozen 2 is the hilarious and amazing sequel to Cheaper By The Dozen. In this film, the Baker family goes on what was meant to be a nice, relaxing family vacation but turns into complete chaos and competition with another family who are also on vacation. This movie even features the fantastic actor Eugene Levy, who is actually from Hamilton, Ontario. This sequel might actually be even funnier than the first movie. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good laugh and family movie. Rating 5/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

violet_jay_25 Oct 07, 2014

What are all you pessimists talking about?? I come from a family of seven and honestly, this is just an exaggerated version of what goes on inside my house which makes it pretty damn good!

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bulb5125
Mar 23, 2013

I will LOVE this MOVIE

wayne19711012 Mar 21, 2012

not bad

EuSei Aug 23, 2011

A travesty of the original movie, which had the great actor Clifton Webb as the main (and real) character.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Unless you absolutely loved the first one, I would suggest you skip this. It is a dreadful piece of garbage.

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mance19
Aug 18, 2010

Forget this movie...totally a waste of time...

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turtle29
Dec 07, 2009

i really liked this movie because it was really funny

beckz Mar 26, 2008

My daughter loves these movies as being a single child allows her to dream what it would be like to be from a bigger family.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Lorraine Baker: Still smells the same. Old gross stuff, dead animals, and murky lake water.
Tom Baker: It's called fresh air sweetie.

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