In accordance with ancient traditions, the retiring pack leader Magra announces that his future successor must prove his right to lead by vanquishing his rivals. This may also explain why there is no mention of the book as the story source in the movie's opening credits. Meanwhile, as the young children have a upstairs in the bedroom, the older ones throw a wild party downstairs. This modern-day, fantasy Cinderella story features fairies, ogres and elves. Immediately, sparks fly between the two, and marriage is proposed. To become a leader and win back Bianca's love, Grey goes off into the woods, where he discovers a camp of Gypsy rabbits. Helen and Frank, high school sweethearts, reconnect at a reunion, and it's love at first re-sighting.
Then the problems start as two sets of kids, the free spirits and the disciplined preppies, must live together. At this point the plot falls apart completely, as the kids reverse course and must engineer, at the last minute, their parent's reconciliation. Their respective children are shocked by the news of their parents' quick wedding and do not get along well at first, even turning a planned lighthouse renovation project into an all-out paint fight. It's predictable but also nonsensical. The set-up never pays off, as the characters remain one-dimensional and the emotional stakes only vaguely sketched. Full cast and crew for the film, and other information from the Internet Movie Database.
Right away, the children have no intention of playing nicely, and together they decide to sabotage their parents' relationship. This is a well done comedy. Frank Beardsley Dennis Quaid decides to move his family of eight children back to his old hometown, he encounters handbag designer Helen North Rene Russo , an old flame from high school. The warring factions agree to work together to end the marriage. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud. Parents kiss and embrace; an adolescent girl kisses a boy at school, discovered by her new, and newly jealous, stepsister. Kids engineer elaborate situations to break up their parents' marriage, creating domestic chaos food, paint, toys, furniture, and pets -- here including a pig -- all in an uproar.
Встроенное видео When Frank Beardsley, a widower with eight children, runs into his high school sweetheart, Helen North, it s as if 30 years never passed. Directed by , it stars and and was released on November 23, 2005. With Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Faris. When a widower with 10 children marries a widow with 8, can the 20 of them ever come together as one big happy family? Sorry, not available Grae Drake Grae Drake Movie maven about town Grae Drake began her love affair with cinema as a wee bairn, as she spent every weekend corralling her friends over to the local. Helen North, a widowed handbag designer with ten kids four biological, six adopted takes a more relaxed approach on life. A remake has just been completed and will be released around the holiday season, but it's not likely to top this one.
Together, the older ones launch the family's boat in an effort to catch Frank thereby fulfilling his previous dream of having an all-family sailing team that failed earlier , but he is convinced that Helen no longer wants to be with him, until he sees her turn on the lighthouse spotlight a reference to a story Frank had told her about a beautiful female lighthouse keeper. The two marry as comedy ensues from the sheer numbers and diverse age groups of the offspring. Cast: , , , , , , , Jessica Habib Director: Genres: , Children Production Co: Columbia, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Paramount Pictures Distributors: Paramount Pictures Keywords: , , , , , , , , , ,. Moreover, she can switch abruptly and seemingly effortlessly from comedy to pathos, sometimes in the same scene! A good deal of the plot involves the mutual dislike most of the kids have for their step-siblings, but a great deal of charm is present as well. Henry Fonda takes the part of Frank Beardsley and gives it both dimension and strength. As his bachelor friend, Van Johnson is a welcome presence, as is Tom Bosley as a sardonic doctor.
When their parents return to find the place in total chaos, Frank is furious and Helen's more laid-back approach only angers him more. The kids don't like it and plan to break up this union. . The warring factions agree to work together to end the marriage. When a friend's husband died, Helen wanted to send her a copy of the prayer that she sent Frank. Encouraged by her brother and sister, Helen went on a batch of unsuccessful blind dates.
Parents need to know that this movie includes crude humor, lots of drinking, and some questionable humor around homosexual stereotypes. Yes, it's a comedy, but it's not very funny. If you want to know what love really is, take a look around you. Frictions between the kids first cause arguments including competition between the two teen girls over a cute boy at school. Feeling guilty for having torn their parents apart, they set about undoing their mistakes, even enlisting Helen to aid in their efforts.
A short time later, Frank and Helen attend a formal Coast Guard dinner where his superior, Commandant Sherman, officially offers him the opportunity to be his successor. Quaid and Russo play it straight and that is to their credit. A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children. She wrote to Frank asking for a copy of the prayer. Successfully reunited, they tie the knot once again, this time with the children involved. There is also a hilarious performance from Louise Troy, as Frank's date early in the story.