By Cara Dudgeon

3rd October 2018

Can you believe that it has been fifteen years since Cheaper by the Dozen first appeared on our screens?! Don’t worry, we feel old too.

Unknown to some, it was originally a novel written by Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. and his older sister Ernestine, who based the novel off their own childhood – yes, they were also from a family of twelve children!

The 2003 remake of the film features some rather well-known faces that you’re bound to know; the question is: will yoau realise that the adults you’re so familiar with now, were the young actors you once loved as a child?

The definition of a ‘big’ family

You cannot deny, after watching this film you wanted to be a Baker…we all did!

Family goals…


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With that many kids, there was of course bound to be some pranks along the way.

To parents Tom and Kate’s (Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt) shock horror (that they never seem to expect)…

Do you think that the shocked emoji was based on their expressions?

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You’d think that they’d start to learn, but, of course, they don’t – the magic of the movies, huh?

They didn’t even click on in the sequel, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which premiered in 2005.

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