Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)



Critic Consensus: A sequel to a remake, Cheaper 2 wastes its solid cast in scenes of over-the-top, predictable humor.

Movie Info

The jumbo-sized Baker family are back in this sequel to the 2003 box-office hit Cheaper by the Dozen. College football coach Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, author Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt), have decided its time they took their sizable brood of 12 children on a summer vacation, and so they pack up the cars and take the kids to Lake Winnetka for some camping. Not all the kids are happy about this, but the one who is really annoyed turns out to be Tom, who discovers his old rival Jimmy … More

Rating: PG (for some crude humor and mild language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Sam Harper
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 23, 2006
Box Office: $82.5M
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as Tom Baker

as Kate Baker

as Jimmy Murtaugh

as Charlie Baker

as Lorraine Baker

as Henry Baker

as Sarah Baker

as Jake Baker

as Jessica Baker

as Mark Baker

as Mike Baker

as Nigel Baker

as Kyle Baker

as Kim Baker

as Bud McNulty

as Nora Baker-McNulty

as Sarina Murtaugh

as Anne Murtaugh

as Kenneth Murtaugh

as Elliot Murtaugh

as Becky Murtaugh

as Daniel Murtaugh

as Lisa Murtaugh

as Robin Murtaugh

as Calvin Murtaugh

as The Commodore

as Mike Romanow

as Tennis Pro

as Theatre Usher

as Clam Bake Server

as Theatre Kid

as Doobner Dad

as Doobner Mom

as Doobner Mom

as Doobner Older Son

as Doobner Daughter

as Doobner Younger Son

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Clam Bake Chef

as Hospital Intern

as Announcer at Graduat...

as Clam Bake Piano Play...

as Henry Baker
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Critic Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen 2

All Critics (95) | Top Critics (30)

There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.

Full Review… | March 6, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This is definitely a family trip to stay home and skip.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

There's something pernicious about a toxic mix of sitcom and snickering sex jokes getting packaged and effectively sold as wholesome fun for the family.

November 24, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A family fantasy that plays at being happy and picture-perfect but primarily comes off as fake and dismayingly unfunny.

Full Review… | January 7, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is so incredibly bland and by the numbers it's painful to watch ... it's just a collection of unfunny moments that are both uninteresting and annoying.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

I was convinced I was going to hate this film. But, it didn't bug me as much as I thought it would.

Full Review… | August 11, 2009

Audience Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen 2


I think the first one was better. This one looked just lame. And what happened to the first son's girlfriend? They looked so lovey dovey in the first movie. And what happened to Hilary? I mean she looked so old over here.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

As good as the first film! A must see!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


Saw it again!!! Good family movie to have a few laughs and enjoy.

The Baker Family begins to undergo many changes,beginning with Lorraine(Hillary Duff), and her desire to go study in New York. Their oldest daughter,Nora(Piper Perabo),is now married To Bud McNulty,and pregnant. But the couple intend to move to Houston Texas,Because of Bud's new job promotion. Feeling that the family is breaking apart,as the children grow up and move away. Tom persuades the entire family to take one last family vacation all together At Lake Winnetka. Tom's old rival Jimmy Murtaugh(Eugene Levy), and his large family are also there for the summer. Jimmy constantly flaunts his wealth and success to Tom, as well of the accomplishemnts of his children,constantly suggesting to Tom that the Baker children are less successful,because of Tom's parenting style. During the movie, Sarah Baker and Elliot Murtaugh,go on a date,where they are spied on by their fathers. In the end of the movie, the Bakers and the Murtaughs,become friends, when during a canoe race, Nora goes into labor, and the 2 families,work together to get Nora to the hospital. Nora gives birth to a baby boy,whom they name Tom.In the end,back at the lake Nora and Bud say good-bye to Nora's family,and Nora,Bud and the baby head off To Houston,Texas.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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