Cheaper by the Dozen came out in 2003, the second in 2005 and then a reboot in 2022. The ‘original’ two films start Bonnie Hunt and Steven Martin as the parents and in the newer one Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff.
The ‘original’ two films were big hits when they first came out and I must say that Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is much better then Cheaper by the Dozen one. The actors playing the kids are child stars when they first came out. In the newer one, I don’t recognize many of the kids, but it is nice to see Zach Braff in something new, despite looking is age.
I do like the newer version as well as it is more realistic to what families do look like today being blended. It is unrealistic that you would have two sets of twins back-to-back, but it does work in this movie as the kids are more comic relief.
The concept of the movies (which is based on a book written by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey) is that the parents meet and that they knew right form the get go that they wanted a big family, so they decided to have some and before you know it things get out of hand and twins happen and then you have 12 kids. In the newer movie, the parents each have their own kids from previous relationships and then have 2 sets of twins together.
The families do have their own difficulties being so big, but it really is about family and getting together and having a fun time together and realizing that family is something that you must work on but is worth it for those special family time moments.
They are full of family fun that I would recommend everyone to watch. I had only seen the first one before now, but I know that I will be happy to go back and watch the other ones soon! They do have some rewatch value to them and I hope that others will enjoy them as well. Cheaper by the Dozen is a family film good to brighten anyone’s day!