Cheaper By the Dozen

Movie • 2003 • Comedy  

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The Baker brood moves to Chicago after patriarch Tom gets a job coaching football at Northwestern University, forcing his writer wife, Mary, and the couple's 12 children to make a major adjustment. The transition works well until work demands pull the parents away from home, leaving the kids bored -- and increasingly mischievous.
This movie contains 15 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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plutothecat
Gunner the dog is fine.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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9VaniaStein9
Siblings harm, scare, have set on fire, put in a children’s pool, sent a dog to attack his pants, otherwise abused, as it is said in the movie and in the credits, (I think,) etc. the oldest sister’s boyfriend, because they dislike him very much.
The sister later smacks the boyfriend hard with her bag (not in the face).
Siblings also smack, etc. each other, and there is at least one mention of “pounding” another sibling, but it isn’t said as harsh as it sounds.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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One child is called Fed-Ex by siblings throughout the movie, as if someone from Fed-Ex dropped him off. He apparently is not adopted, he’s just the only one with that shade of red hair, and glasses. (The comment is shown as emotionally harmful, but there is some closure by the end.) Also, at least one other sibling has red hair, so that may be confusing here.
A parent is forty-five minutes late to pick up some of his children, and they are often seemingly left without actual adult supervision, though there are older siblings. The dad often forgets one child’s name and gets it wrong, and is not very good at remembering the child’s approximate height.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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9VaniaStein9
Comment(s) about alcohol abuse in the end credits. (The actress who played the mother was talking about herself and another actress or character, the character being underage.)
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Trigger warning for burial: Beans the frog dies, and we learn that his mom, named Pork, had died sometime before the movie. When the family moves, they have to leave where Pork is buried, but after Beans dies, he is taken back and buried near his mom.
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Are animals abused?
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Underclothing trigger warning: No dog fights, but a dog is sent to attack a man’s underwear, which he is wearing when it happens.
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9VaniaStein9
Trigger warning for burial:
Beans the frog dies, and we learn that his mom, named Pork, had died sometime before the movie. When the family moves, they have to leave where Pork is buried, but after Beans dies, he is taken back and buried near his mom. In the beginning we see a picture of a living Pork.
Trigger warning for snakes, their food, rats/mice, and animals getting eaten while still alive: There is mention of a snake needing one live rat a week.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Anonymous
Pet frog dies. The pet dog lives.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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9VaniaStein9
Someone, though it is not shown, has had his pants set on fire.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Probably no, but a child is fallen on by an adult, and a chandelier falls on someone after he has already fallen.
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Anonymous
Not at all but a child dangling (willingly) from a rope is dropped head down. He is completely unscathed and it's played for laughs. Just be prepared for a person dropping abruptly from a rope
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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ywlcom
a kid is briefly seen with a tooth missing the scene after steve martin's character falls on him
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Falling trigger warning:
A child lives, but someone falls on him and he has at least one broken bone.
Someone else falls and it is unclear if he actually broke a bone or not.
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Tffr
Although we may not see that the man’s genitals have or haven’t experienced physical trauma, the scene where the boyfriend has been tricked into wearing meat soaked underwear that causes a dog to bite his groin is quite upsetting. It would be hard to believe he hasn’t been traumatized physically and emotionally. He screams really loud repeatedly and is trying to ask for help and escape and only at the last second does anyone intervene.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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No, but there is falling, falling on someone, etc., but everyone lives. Some pain, bodily harm, but no death. Someone also has a chandelier fall directly on them after he has already fallen.
The chandelier falls suddenly at the end of the movie, but does not fall on anyone.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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ywlcom
mentioning just in case it's enough to affect someone: a character mentions at the beginning (in the beginning narration) that her sister passed away when she was a child, it is unknown if her sister was the same age and this sister is never seen
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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A chandelier suddenly falls at the end of the movie, at a peaceful-looking scene, and then not too peaceful music plays.
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Nork
There is a super gross chain reaction scene.
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Not for sure about needles/syringes, but a scalpel is shown closer to the camera.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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ywlcom
beginning narration there is a brief hospital scene
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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CallieH
no but a woman remarks about the mom’s body that she “did not have 12 kids,” to imply that she’s too thin to have had that many children. a man later repeats the comment when she’s interviewed on TV and she jokes “guess the camera can’t see my hips.” then a woman asks if she had them conventionally and the whole audience laughs.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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multiple 🤢
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CallieH
some light camera flashes in a press conference scene
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Paranoia
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Not during the movie but the credits do include bloopers/behind the scenes
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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CallieH
in beginning narration but it’s brief and not graphic
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Are there abortions?
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9VaniaStein9
No, but one parent gets a surgery to stop having children.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
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A sibling calls another sibling “Butch”.
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CallieH
not quite but the father is teased for “playing house husband”
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Is there hate speech?
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CallieH
siblings call another sibling “butch”
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Does an LGBT person die?
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CallieH
one of the children is ostracized by his siblings for being different, and although it’s not stated he is probably neurodivergent
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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The parents are physical, but we don’t see them actually naked for that. Lots of kissing, showing (clothed) rears, the dad is in a hospital gown getting a surgery to stop having children. They do kiss, almost have relations but are stopped, etc. The oldest sibling (who is an adult) at least shares a room with her boyfriend, they had already moved in together before the movie started, the parents don’t want them to stay in the same room when visiting (or at all), but I think that they do. The sister and her boyfriend also make out on the couch, but are eventually stopped by her mom.
The boyfriend also ends up seemingly only wearing a robe, (no underwear,) because of the children getting his clothes wet.
The boyfriend has a commercial that can be considered, sorry for the language, “sexy”.
There is also an athletic cup shown, taken from a dishwasher, and then it accidentally falls into some food that is cooking.
One older male teenager is shown without a shirt.
Underwear (for an adult male) is shown, and at least one teenager (female) doesn’t wear super modest clothing.
A joke in the credits: The actress who played the mom and actor who played the oldest son embrace in the credits, acting as if they are kissing, the actor who played the son mentioning (rolling in duct tape on the floor to clean up a broken, probably fake and safe, chandelier) together. Both actors are most likely eighteen or over.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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9VaniaStein9
A joke in the credits: The actress who played the mom and actor who played the oldest son embrace in the credits, acting as if they are kissing, the actor who played the son mentioning (rolling in duct tape on the floor to clean up a broken, probably fake and safe, chandelier) together. Both actors are most likely eighteen or over.
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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CallieH
not bloody but a characters underwear is soaked in raw ground meat, and in another scene one of the kids gets a small cut on her forehead, it bleeds for a little while thru the napkin the dad puts in it until he can put on a bandaid
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Does someone drown?
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9VaniaStein9
No, but someone does fall into a children’s tiny pool.
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Is there gun violence?
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