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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a film produced by 20th Century Fox and released in 2005. It is the sequel to the family comedy film Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). Shawn Levy, the director of the first film, did not return as director for this sequel, which was instead directed by Adam Shankman (The Pacifier). Levy was a producer of the film and made an appearance as a hospital intern in the movie. Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, and Tom Welling reprise their roles as members of the twelve-child Baker family. Eugene Levy co-stars as the patriarch of a rival family of 8 children. Carmen Electra portrays Levy's trophy wife.

The film was shot in Toronto and Eugene Levy's hometown of Hamilton, Ontariomarker, Canada and on Stoney Lakemarker in Burleigh Falls, Ontario

Plot

The Baker family begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine's high school graduation and her desire to study in New York.Their eldest daughter Nora (Piper Perabo) is now married to Bud McNulty and pregnant, but the couple intend to move to Houstonmarker because of Bud's new job promotion. Feeling that the family is breaking apart as the children grow up and move away, Tom persuades the entire family to take one last family vacation all together at Lake Winnetka. Tom's old rival Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) and his large family are also there for the summer. Jimmy constantly flaunts his wealth and success to Tom, as well of the accomplishments of his children, constantly suggesting to Tom that the Baker children are less successful because of Tom's parenting style. During the movie, Sarah Baker (Alyson Stoner) and Elliot Murtaugh (Taylor Lautner) go on a date where they are spied on by their fathers. In the end of the movie, the Bakers and the Murtaughs become friends when during a canoe race Nora's water breaks and the two families work together to get Nora to the hospital. Nora gives birth to a baby boy whom they name Tom.

Cast

The Bakers

Character Actor
Tom Baker Steve Martin
Kate Baker Bonnie Hunt
Nora Baker-McNulty Piper Perabo
Charlie Baker Tom Welling
Lorraine Baker Hilary Duff
Sarah Baker Alyson Stoner
Mark Baker Forrest Landis
Jake Baker Jacob Smith
Kim Baker Morgan York
Jessica Baker Liliana Mumy
Mike Baker Blake Woodruff
Henry Baker Kevin G. Schmidt
Kyle Winnetka Baker Shane Kinsman
Nigel Lake Baker Brent Kinsman
Bud McNulty Jonathan Bennett


The Murtaughs

Character Actor
Jimmy Murtaugh Eugene Levy
Sarina Murtaugh Carmen Electra
Annie Murtaugh Jaime King
Calvin Murtaugh Shawn Roberts
Daniel Murtaugh Robbie Amell
Elliot Murtaugh Taylor Lautner
Kenneth Murtaugh Alexander Conti
Becky Murtaugh Melanie Tonello
Robin Murtaugh Madison Fitzpatrick
Lisa Murtaugh Courtney Fitzpatrick


Production

The film was shot in Toronto and Eugene Levy's hometown of Hamilton, Ontariomarker, Canada. The scenes at Lakeside High School were filmed at St. Andrew's Collegemarker.

Reception

Rotten Tomatoes ranked the film 98th in the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, with a rating of 7%.

Sequel

There has been reports that there will be a Cheaper by the Dozen 3 with all of the original cast. The movies rumored plot will involve the Bakers going to Hawaii

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