Cheaper by the Dozen

Synopsis: The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Shawn Levy
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.8
Metacritic:
46
Rotten Tomatoes:
24%
PG
Year:
2003
98 min
$138,507,634
Website
933 Views


the night before a big game.

Well, I'm not so sure

I even want to go to college.

Since when?

Since Beth's mom offered me

a job at the auto shop.

Hmm. Sounds exciting.

Well, we'll talk about that

after you get your full ride.

And, meanwhile, in by 10:00

on school nights. Clear?

- Got it.

- Anything else you wanna talk about?

Did I mention

I don't like you very much?

- Yeah, you mentioned that.

- Then I'm good.

Okay, me too.

Dude, two words:

need new skates.

Dude, three words:

paper route.

"Hi. Can't make dinner. Hank and I

are moving into our new apartment.

Love, Nora. "

- Have you seen Beans, Mom?

- Mm-mm.

- Here you go, Gunner.

- You hungry, boy?

Here you go, Gunner.

Are you hungry?

Look, I am totally aware that

this family doesn't value...

self-presentation in the same

obsessive way that I do.

Fine. Whatever.

But one of my life goals...

aside from being, like,

a fashion guru...

is to indicate to

the local community that...

the Baker family

actually owns a bar of soap.

So, as self-appointed in-house

rep of style and hygiene...

I think I should be allotted at least five

extra minutes in front of the mirror.

- Three.

- Done.

Now help your sister

butter the toast.

Sarah, your suspension from lacrosse

for excessive force has been lifted.

So you're going today. Henry,

you have band practice, all right?

I cleaned your clarinet. Please don't

play with food in your mouth again.

Kim and Jessica, your teacher called

and has made a request...

that you do not correct her

in front of the class.

Mike,you have show-and-tell today.

And, please, honey...

remember that body parts

do not count.

Kyle and Nigel, you have a dentist's appointment

at 3:
00. You're goin' to work with Dad.

Yeah!

- And we're shooting

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