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  • Summary: In this family comedy, single parents Frank (Quaid) and Helen (Russo) plan to tie the knot -- but with 18 children between them trying to sabotage the marriage, they discover that weddings - and families - can't be built in a day. (MGM)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 12 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Generally pleasant family-friendly fare.
  2. So snug, airtight and insulated from reality that the nice, well-scrubbed "Cheaper by the Dozen" seems almost rambunctious by comparison.
  3. Quaid and Russo outshine the script with their presence and chemistry alone.
  4. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    40
    Amazing – a movie that somehow manages to be both irritatingly familiar and instantly forgettable.
  5. The humor is supposed to stem from the clash of kids who have been raised so differently and of partners with opposing views of child care. But there are just so many jokes you can make about who gets to use the bathroom when.
  6. 30
    This wretched remake was helmed by Raja Gosnell, perpetrator of the live-action "Scooby-Doo" movies. I'm partial to Quaid and Russo, but there are limits.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 18
  2. Negative: 11 out of 18
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    7
    A good movie but nothing we haven't seen before, it can be downright hilarious at times, but the acting is pretty bad, and the story isA good movie but nothing we haven't seen before, it can be downright hilarious at times, but the acting is pretty bad, and the story is predictable, but if your looking for a laugh look no further. Expand
  2. johnf.
    Nov 20, 2005
    7
    A funny movie, good for the family...but has no true potencial.
  3. sagee.
    Dec 10, 2005
    6
    I liked it but it was too much like Cheaper by the Dozen and it was mostly screaming and fighting.
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    2
    An unrelenting vortex of forced slapstick and contrived emotion.
  5. Chrissy
    Feb 11, 2006
    1
    Lame? Boring? Annoying? Tiresome? Played-out? Yes, all of those words do describe this movie. A cheap rip-off of the terrible "Cheaper by the Lame? Boring? Annoying? Tiresome? Played-out? Yes, all of those words do describe this movie. A cheap rip-off of the terrible "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies in my opinion. A great family movie if your children are blinde and deaf. Expand
  6. GregS.
    Nov 26, 2005
    1
    Absolutely unfunny and downright awful. The leads should take a long break from films. The director should take a pay cut.
  7. FredG
    Sep 18, 2006
    0
    This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I would have walked out, but couldn't. Russo and Quaid should repent by doing charity This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I would have walked out, but couldn't. Russo and Quaid should repent by doing charity work, because they ripped us off. Expand

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