I must say that I grew up watching both of these cheaper by the dozen movies (the other being bells on their toes), and they tell the real story of this family, not the newer version. The newer version with Steve Martin is silly, and has nothing to do with the real family. It's all Hollywood. Watch these two movies first, than compare to the newer ones, and you'll see the difference. The new ones are all about disrespect, which Father wouldn't of approved of back in the early 1900's, not to mention, the new version is in the now, not the early 1900's when this family really existed. This movie is close to the book, and is wonderfully acted. It's a must see in my library of DVD's.