Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Family


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With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.


5.9/10
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9 May 2004 | Andrew-118
5
| Disasters by the dozen
As a child, I read and loved the book, "Cheaper by the dozen", so I rented the movie expecting an on-screen adaptation of the book. I think the only similarities are the title, and the fact that they have 12 kids. The movie does the book a huge injustice.

Expectations aside, the movie had some plot holes, but I would have appreciated this kind of film if I was a parent looking for a family film. It reminded me of the old Disney classics my family rented when I was growing up. I'm sure that kids would love the mess and destruction that seemed to be the focal point of the movie. They tried to cram too many sub-plots into it when they could have focused strictly on the family dynamics and had a great movie.

I'm just glad I rented it and didn't spend $$ at the theater.

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,557,647 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$138,614,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,538,630

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