With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.
Tom (Steve Martin) and his wife Kate (Bonnie Hunt) are the parents of twelve children, though only eleven still live with them. When Tom gets offered the coaching job of his dreams the family moves, with all of the children strongly against it. When there Kate's new book (about the family) ends up taking off, and so she goes on a book tour leaving Tom to juggle the family and his job.
There are some good laughs, some from funny lines and some from slapstick humour. Steve Martin does a great job as the VERY stressed out father missing his wife, juggling 11 moody children and his dream job. Of course a lot of the film rests upon the children, and whilst it can get very hectic with all these kids on camera, they do a great job playing a believable family.
I rather enjoyed this movie, not the best I have seen any of these actors in, but a fun movie and one that is actually decent enough in its humour for the whole family. I didn't enjoy it enough, however, to ever bother with the sequel.
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