Cheaper by the Dozen
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Cheaper by the Dozen

A family-friendly comedy about ambition, community, and loyalty.


Cheaper by the Dozen is the story of Tom and Kate Baker and their 12 children. Tom is a college football coach, and Kate is an aspiring author, but their priority is their family. That is, until Tom accepts a dream job at his alma mater and finds that coaching two teams his football players and his kids may be more difficult than he anticipated.

This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. In what ways do the Bakers' various ambitions either help or hinder their familial cohesiveness? How does the movie portray the different facets of community? What do the Bakers learn about loyalty and family commitment?

Discussion Guide

• Movie Summary

• Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*

Pursuing Ambitions
(Genesis 11:19; 1 Corinthians 7:17; Psalm 20:4)

Living in Community
(Psalm 133; Proverbs 22:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:1-7)

Determining Loyalties
(Exodus 20:12; Matthew 18:1214; Luke 15:1132; Romans 12:10)

• As the Credits Roll

Based On

Cheaper by the Dozen (20th Century Fox, 2003), rated PG.

Photo © Copyright 20th Century Fox

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