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Murad Prokhorov
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Cheaper By The Dozen

Based on a classic memoir by one of the older Gilbreth girls, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN is the story of a family that delights in its size, its uniqueness, and its ability to deliver well-rounded, intelligent citizens to the world. It's 1921. Frank (Clifton Webb), an efficiency expert, and Lillian (Myrna Loy), a psychologist, are educated, economically-comfortable folks who love their dozen children. We watch them weather all sorts of humorous calamities -- wholesale tonsillectomies, changing schools, first proms, summer at the seashore, and more. Late in the film, however, a tragedy occurs which forces the family to reassess their lives and take on new purpose and responsibility

Cheaper by the Dozen

In February 2021, Deadline reported that actors Journee Brown, Kylie Rogers, Andre Robinson, Caylee Blosenski, Aryan Simhadri, Leo A. Perry, Mykal-Michelle Harris, Christian Cote, Sebastian Cote and Luke Prael were cast as 10 of the dozen children. While information about what fans can expect to see has been kept under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter previously reported that the movie would hit Disney+ at some point in 2022.

Cheaper by the Dozen also makes a few changes to the family formula, for the better, by not only portraying a interracial marriage and biracial children, but also a blended family (some kids biologically belong to Braff's Paul and some to Union's Zoe). Throw in Paul's nephew, who winds up in need of a stable(r) home, and you've got a way more understandable source of mayhem than just "this woman, because reasons, gave birth to 12 children." In fact, for what it's worth, this story hits you with a much more reasonable nine kids scenario, with Paul, Zoe, and cousin Seth (Luke Prael) making up the rest of the "dozen." The messiness and madness are still abound, but the design of it feels nicely updated and more organic.

As a kid with 11 brothers and sisters, Henry Baker had a hard time creating his own identity outside of the Baker dozen. Luckily, actor Kevin Schmidt has had no problem separating himself from his childhood roles in Cheaper by the Dozen and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. 041b061a72


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