Cheaper By The Dozen Mrs Doubtfire

21/03/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 21/03/2005
  |  218 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of family comedies. 'Cheaper by the Dozen' (2004) is based on the autobiographical book by Frank Gilbreth Jr and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, which was written in the 1940s. Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Barker (Bonnie Hunt) are hardworking parents trying to juggle careers and a household amid the chaos of raising twelve kids. When Tom gets a job in Chicago, he moves the entire family there - but Kate then has her memoirs published and has to go on a book tour. This creates many problems for the children of the Baker family, who react in various ways. Robin Williams stars in 'Mrs Doubtfire' (1993) as actor and difficult husband, Daniel Hillard, who separates acrimoniously from his wife (Sally Field) and receives a court order limiting his visits to his children. As a result he dresses up as a Scottish nanny and gets gainful employment with his ex-wife looking after his own kids. Chris Columbus ('Home Alone') directs.