Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star in this remake of the Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda 1968 comedy.
Helen (Russo) has 10 kids, some of whom are adopted, and Frank (Quaid) is father to eight more kids. They're high school sweethearts, who meet up eighteen kids later, fall in love and marry. But, it's not as easy as it sounds. With that many kids, things can't help but get out of hand.
They range in age from preschool to teen and are to say the least, a hand full. With eighteen kids and various animals running around, there's always a mess to step into and Frank manages to get the brunt of it when he slips or slides on all manner of goop.
Helen's a freewheeling designer, and so her children are also looser when it comes to household rules. Not so with Frank and his brood. He's an Admiral in the Coast Guard and everything is run by-the-book.
This is silly stuff, amiable enough but aimed mostly at younger kids. The one thing it has going for it that has appeal to parents in the audience is Russo and Quaid are charming and easy-on-the-eyes actors.