It's been asked many times, but what the hell happened to Steve Martin?
The guy did The Man With Two Brains, The Jerk, even Bowfinger. He's even done the occasional edgier role such as Shopgirl. Why oh why oh why did he need to make Cheaper By the Dozen? A 'family friendly' comedy in which the high comedic point is probably Ashton Kutcher getting his balls chewed off by a dog.
It's almost heartbreaking. It's also incredibly trying. Shawn Levy's film is a schmaltzy, tacky, laughter free movie, one of those films where the music tries to guide you by the hand to the ZANY bit then the SAD bit then the NICE bit and ugh... just let me get to the END bit, please. Enough. The worst fact is that this ended up being a massive box office hit that warranted a sequel, the thought of which makes me shudder.
Just... no. So much no.