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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Steve Martin
Bonnie Hunt
Tom Welling
Hilary Duff
Piper Perabo
Directors
Shawn Levy
Screenwriters
Sam Harper
Joel Cohen
Alec Sokolow
Running Time
97 minutes

Cheaper By The Dozen
Steve Martin is father of the brood.


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Plot
Tom and Kate Baker move to Chicago to fulfil career dreams, bringing all 11 (one's already flown the nest) kids along for the ride. Nothing goes according to plan and Tom is soon left to fend for himself, juggling his job and parenting duties with little success.


Verdict
After some initial slapstick fun, it soon deteriorates into formulaic family fare, unlikely to hold the attention of the most patient of children or the most forgiving of grown-ups.


Reviewed by Niall MacPherson

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