I have seen this movie,Since I am a lighthouse collector, I thought it was great that they moved into one and made it their home.They displayed a lot of symbols in this movie,such as the light shining to reflect care in ones heart.Opposites do attract and if you work together,no matter how big of family, you can bring it all together.Two families combined together is hard and takes a lot of work. I know because I live it everyday.It was funny, sad and very touching. I don't think it was anything like the Brady family, they were too perfect for this movie, This movie is reality. I would <more>
I thought Yours, Mine, and Ours was an absolutely brilliant movie. It was funny, witty, and the actors were wonderful. Russo and Quaid were great playing two parents who had recently gotten married and forced their very different 18 kids together. Obviously, the kids were angry and didn't want the relationship to work out. The teenage and kid actors were hilarious and there was an excellent contrast of characters. A lot of people have scorned upon the movie, but this is because they are expecting the original. The movie was very good, in my opinion, though it had a hard sell because <more>
it's a remake. It was like 'The Parent Trap' meets 'Cheaper by the Dozen.' Check out the movie and ignore what all these people say, because they're wrong!
Yours, Mine and Ours is a funny enjoyable family movie, that is much better than the critics' reviews. I have found that critics tend to review each movie with a negative mindset, unless it is a blockbuster, or a small artsy movie. Then they lean more to the positive mindset. There tend to be three types of movies that critics mostly always view negatively, and those are slapstick, remakes and sequels. Since Yours, Mine and Ours can be described by two of those definitions, it really hadn't a chance as far as the critics are concerned. However, the movie is not only composed of those <more>
elements.While the movie title makes it seems like a remake of the 1968 Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda movie, technically the only thing similar is the names of the parents. The movie is really about how two large, single parent families, with different parenting styles, try to coexist. Think of Oscar and Felix of the Odd Couple if they had 10 and 8 children, respectively.Rene Russo plays Helen, the earth mother, "Mia Farrow" prototype, with a relaxed parenting style and a cluttered house. Dennis Quaid plays Frank, the Coast Guard Admiral who is a stickler for rules and regulations, but clearly loves his children as much as Helen does.Frank and Helen were college sweethearts, and reconnect on a reunion cruise, impulsively marrying and shocking their offspring. There is the chaos that comes from the merging of two large families and slapstick is inevitable.However, to label this movie as a slapstick, Three Stooges , Soupy Sales type movie is all wrong. There are those elements in it, but the love between Frank and Helen, and the love they have for their children is definitely evident. It is not the sappy, saccharine love that was evident in 60's television shows like Family Affair, but more like Leave It To Beaver, or even 80's shows like the Wonder Years. I have had friends with big and blended families, and the portrayals in this movie are on the mark.Dennis Quaid is fabulous as Frank. He can be silly in the slapstick scenes, but tender in the love scenes, and can switch back and forth with ease. He is a natural. He and Rene Russo have great chemistry, and Rene also did the slapstick parts without missing a beat. The actors who played the children were natural without being obnoxious. Linda Hunt was marvelous as the housekeeper. Think Alice on the Brady Bunch if she was allowed to be uninhibited.Much comments have been made about Fiona the pig, but I thought it was inspired to include a pet like that in the movie. It fit in perfectly with Helen's free spirited brood.I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys comedy, romance, and family films. The audience I saw the movie with was a mix of children and adults, all of whom laughed appropriately and clapped at the end. If this is your type of movie, don't allow the critics to sway you. See it for yourself, I think you will enjoy it.
When I heard about this movie, it was going to be like Cheaper By The Dozen x 1 1/2. Boy was I wrong until I learned that Drake Bell's in this movie, I had to go see it. In fact, he's the male Hilary Duff! His character just like on Drake & Josh likes to play the electric guitar & sing in a band. However, it would've been better if he had sang "Down We Fall" during the wedding reception. I consider that tune he wrote a classic ballad.I hope this will help Drake Bell's acting career out as well as his music, since he's familiar to those who have cable TV <more>
An Excellent movie, fun for the entire family! (by billionare12)
I thought this movie was great, and I'm expecting as sequel soon.Each actor Dennis Quade, Rene Russo etc. played fabulously for their roles. I was deeply impressed with Danielle Panabaker and Katiija Pevec, who played the roles of Phoebe North and Christina Beardsley. But, I must say, I was impressed with ALL the actors. The movie showed me comedy, romance, but most of all, teamwork. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. Teamwork. At the beginning of the movie, your going to wonder what the heck I'm talking about. But then, throughout the last half, your going to notice how the two <more>
sides of the family put their differences together, hilariously trying to rip their parents relationship into shreds.Like I said, this movie was great, and I'm sure that if you watch it you'll agree with me.
Even though this is based on a true story, it's still a ripoff of Cheaper By The Dozen. Yours, Mine And Our was based on a story from 1968. Cheaper By The Dozen is based on a story from 1950, 18 years before the other. Still, I'm giving it a 9. Just based on the fact that Hilary Duff is in Cheaper By The Dozen. I hate Hilary Duff with a passion. A stick figure with over-sized head and teeth that has no talent. Anything that WAS talent was sucked out by Hilary's completely worthless boyfriend, Manskank II aka. Joel What's-his-face. Back to the movie. Even having Alyson Stoner <more>
in CBTD couldn't save it. And I hate saying that, seeing as Steve Martin is one of my favourite comedians.
Good Movie/Suitable for kids. (by southsalembandgeek)
This movie was excellent, it one of very few family movies that are suitable for all ages. Many people say they didn't like it, and gave it bad ratings probably because, there's no sexual humor or sex scenes. These days, If there's sex in a movie, then that makes it interesting and good. Hardly anyone understands that family movies are for families, they're not meant to be nasty to watch, it should be enjoyable for everyone. Movies can be great without that garbage. The humor was good and you can really feel the compassion in this movie. Its great for kids. I loved the way <more>
things happened, like the physical humor and the kid actors/actresses were so adorable. The only thing I didn't like about it was the fight over a boy that the two older girls had. I think it was stupid and unnecessary. Drake Bell did a really good job on his part. He was witty and full of drama with the different situations throughout the movie. Everyone did a great job. I give it a 8 out of 10.
I thought it was well worth the price of admission (by debk1223)
I took my little girl to see this movie mainly because she is a big Drake Bell fan. I was a little apprehensive because I am such a fan of the original. I was pleasantly surprised. I was entertained throughout the whole movie and am always pleased to sit through a film where I don't have to hear profanity every 2 minutes. I thought it moved along well. I laughed every time a bucket fell on someone or a big mess was made. I would totally recommend this movie to anyone. My little girl couldn't stop talking about it and we had to go out today and buy the DVD. She has watched it 2 times <more>
already today. I love Dennis Quad and thought he did a great job in this role.
Enjoyable But Predictable: A Remake And Echoes Of Cheaper By The Dozen (by FloatingOpera7)
Yours, Mine And Ours 2005 Starring Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Sean Faris, Katia Pevec, Dean Collins, Tyler Patrick Jones, Brecken Palmer, Haley Ramm, Ty Panitz, Danielle Panabaker, Drake Bell, Directed by Raja Gosnell.This comedy film is actually a remake the late 60's film of the same name which starred none other than Luclle Ball. Dennis Quaid is Admiral Beardsley, a divorced father with several kids and who runs his household as if it were a highly disciplined navy ship. Rene Russo is Helen North, a free spirit, Neo-Hippie purse designer with several children of her own, many of them <more>
clearly adopted. Before you can say "Brady Bunch" rip-off, this film is actually suited to present day audiences. There are a lot of hilarious moments which are sure to have kids rolling in the aisles with laughter and moments adults can appeciate as well. The children are the true stars, as there are so many of them how much did they get paid for this ? . They each act their roles with comedic flair and it's enjoyable to watch them feud as all siblings do and eventually scheme to break up their parents. Dennis Quaid is out of his element in a comic film, and it's obvious he is trying too hard. Also, I've noted many similarities between this film and "Cheaper By The Dozen" which has basically the same "Brady Bunch" premise. Tim Allen would have been a better Admiral Beardsley but in truth, he was busy working on "The Shaggy Dog". Quaid does a fine job but it's just uncomfortable for me to see him in this film. It's evident he is trying to imitate Steve Martin's character in Cheaper By The Dozen. Rene Russo is a fine Helen North and plays her part well but she's dull and unintersting and of courses cannot live up to the actress who originated the role - Lucille Ball herself. Overall, this film is funny but it's predictable.