Cheaper by the Dozen 2

2005

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Critics Consensus

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

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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 Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) is also staying near the lake. Jimmy and his trophy wife, Sarina (Carmen Electra), also have a large family of eight children, and Jimmy and Tom seem intent upon one-upping each other at every opportunity. As the tensions mount, the Baker family and the Murtaugh clan face off in a not-so-good-natured series of family games to determine which of the parents have the greater bragging rights. In addition to Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, the actors playing the 12 Baker children from the 2003 film return for Cheaper by the Dozen 2, including Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, and Kevin Schmidt.

Cast

Steve Martin
as Tom Baker
Bonnie Hunt
as Kate Baker
Eugene Levy
as Jimmy Murtaugh
Tom Welling
as Charlie Baker
Hilary Duff
as Lorraine Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt
as Henry Baker
Alyson Stoner
as Sarah Baker
Jacob Smith
as Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy
as Jessica Baker
Forrest Landis
as Mark Baker
Blake Woodruff
as Mike Baker
Brent Kinsman
as Nigel Baker
Shane Kinsman
as Kyle Baker
Morgan York
as Kim Baker
Jonathan Bennett
as Bud McNulty
Piper Perabo
as Nora Baker-McNulty
Carmen Electra
as Sarina Murtaugh
Jaime King
as Anne Murtaugh
Alexander Conti
as Kenneth Murtaugh
Taylor Lautner
as Elliot Murtaugh
Melanie Tonello
as Becky Murtaugh
Robbie Amell
as Daniel Murtaugh
Courtney Fitzpatrick
as Lisa Murtaugh
Madison Fitzpatrick
as Robin Murtaugh
Shawn Roberts
as Calvin Murtaugh
William Copeland
as The Commodore
Peter Keleghan
as Mike Romanow
Damon Runyan
as Tennis Pro
Graham Losee
as Theatre Usher
Seth Howard
as Clam Bake Server
Matthew Knight
as Theatre Kid
Lee Macdougall
as Doobner Dad
Jennifer Parsons
as Doobner Mom
Jenny Parsons
as Doobner Mom
Dylan Rosenthal
as Doobner Older Son
Haylee Wanstall
as Doobner Daughter
Ely Henry
as Doobner Younger Son
Trevor Smith
as Security Guard
Tre Smith
as Security Guard
Adam Shankman
as Clam Bake Chef
Shawn Levy
as Hospital Intern
Enid Rose
as Announcer at Graduation
Kristen Dulmage
as Clam Bake Piano Player
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Critic Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen 2

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (88)

  • 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.

    Mar 6, 2007 | Full Review…
  • This is definitely a family trip to stay home and skip.

    Feb 3, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 24, 2006 | Rating: 1/4
  • All I wanted to do was rent Ron Howard's Parenthood again just to remind myself that Steve Martin once made a film about families that was both honest and funny.

    Jul 1, 2006 | Full Review…
  • A family fantasy that plays at being happy and picture-perfect but primarily comes off as fake and dismayingly unfunny.

    Jan 7, 2006 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • I wonder how many meetings they had before they came up with that title. And didn't we just see this movie a couple of weeks ago, and wasn't it called Yours, Mine and Ours?

    Dec 29, 2005

Audience Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen 2

  • Jun 23, 2011
    As good as the first film! A must see!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2011
    When the humor is only directed at the kids, there is not much left for everyone else, but to roll their eyes at every excessive scene set with even more banal humor than the first remake.
    Bryce I Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2010
    Very different from the first film. The story is more complex and the humor is more cruder. Steve Martin again delivers a funny performance and so does Eugene Levy. Bonnie Hunt as Mrs. Baker is again funny and Carmen Electra needed some help but she was okay. There are like twenty kids in the flick and maybe only half of them were good actors. The ones that did well were Hilary Duff, Alison Stoner, and Taylor Lautner. Yes, Taylor "Sexy Abs" Lautner is in this. Though not as good as the first, it still delivers zany fun for the whole family! Cheaper by the Dozen 3 is in development right now. I hope its better.
    Bentley L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2010
    Much of the cast is wasted on this unfunny and completely lame sequel to a remake.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer

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