Cheaper by the Dozen offers a fresh perspective based on the films from 2003 and 1950 with the same name. The modern-day breakfast lovers, Paul and Zoey Baker are on a mission to create a successful business revolving around a sweet and savory sauce. However, they quickly realize that handling their family of 12 while growing a business is challenging.
Paul finds a way to make his dreams happen as well as the rest of the family. But the road is sure to be bumpy when it involves your loved ones. Cheaper by the Dozen is a realistic interpretation of family, dreams, and relationships. The Disney film also sheds light on diversity and bullying for one’s ethnicity.
The cast of Cheaper by the Dozen makes us feel like we’re included in their chaotic family adventures. Gabrielle Union (Zoey) from Bring It On, Zach Braff (Paul) from Scrubs, and Erika Christensen (Kate) set the tone for the comedy in nearly every scene. With their close-knit bond, the movie is sure to warm hearts of all ages.
Everyone Has a Dream
It is not a surprise that every character in the Disney movie has some sort of dream, and we can all immediately relate. The Baker family is definitely set on achieving them even if they sound out of this world according to the narrator. The remake adds modern touches to the dreams that the characters possess for the perfect message towards people of all generations. The main lesson behind the film is to go after your dreams but to also keep your loved ones close.
Cheaper by the Dozen offers a whole other realm when it comes to relationships. The judgment by outsiders confirms that The Baker family might not be the typical American family in California, at least not on society’s terms. However, the complex relationship within the family drives the movie to be a fun, heartfelt story. It may seem daunting when picturing the number of goofballs as part of one family, but their deep ties make it all seem worth it. Cheaper by the Dozen explores parental, teen, and adult relationships that help to perfectly wrap up the very last scene.
In this beloved Disney movie, we are yet again reminded that family doesn’t always have to share the same blood or skin color. This movie might be overwhelming, especially if you haven’t seen the original films, but the complicated family relations are sure to keep you entertained. Their acceptance as one big family makes us want to hug our loved ones.
Diversity connects with family and relationships in Cheaper by the Dozen and refuses to let go even during the ending credits. The push for diversity strengthens the film’s storyline to create some of the most memorable moments. As I see Zoey hug her kids, I can only wish that the world would embrace everyone regardless of their background. But of course, we have a long way to go.
Many different elements stood out in this film including family obstacles and hilarious quotes. Cheaper by the Dozen takes us on quite the adventure that resonates way after the movie ends. Zach and Gabrielle as well as the rest of the cast have undeniable chemistry when it comes to The Baker family. Is it too much if I ask for a sequel?
Watch Cheaper by the Dozen exclusively on Disney+ March 18th!
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