Picture from Cheaper By the Dozen
Overall B

Frank Gilbreth, is heralded as an efficiency expert within turn-of-the-twentieth-century industrial circles, and apparently learned much about saving time while dealing with raising his large group of children. But the real Gilbreths are now the fictitious Bakers.

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for language and some thematic elements

Talk to your kids about…

Cheaper By the Dozen

What are some actual instances when the members of the Baker family help each other? What examples can you think of where they criticize and speak negatively of each other?

Why are parents often portrayed as incompetent in movies? Do mothers or fathers fall into that stereotype most frequently?

For more information on the original family this premise is based upon, check this page: http://gilbrethnetwork.tripod.com/front.html.