Hunt plays Kathy Baker, mother to 12 children, in this comedy directed by Shawn Levy. Kathy writes a book about her family and embarks on a book tour, leaving her husband Tom, played by Steve Martin, in charge of the household. The family is in the midst of a life decision about whether or not Tom will accept a new job as a football coach at his college alma mater. Co-starring Hillary Duff, Piper Perabo, and Tom Welling.
For me, this movie, it was a big deal. There were 12 kids and most of the families in our neighborhood had 10 or 12. We were a small family comparatively. That was typical of a blue-collar neighborhood in the mid-west to have all those kids in the ’60s and ’70s. Like my mom said, after the third one it really made no difference. You all took care of each other.