有“白头笑星”之称的斯蒂夫·马丁生于美国德克萨斯州，10岁时搬至南加州定居，少年时期就对戏剧产生了浓厚的兴趣。1977年，他曾因演出《荒唐侍者》(The Absent-Minded Waiter) 入围最佳男配角。直到进入80年代后，斯蒂夫·马丁在大银幕上的表演才越来越受到观众们的欢迎。其后他在喜剧片的表演上精益求精，更凭借一张机敏且充满幽默感的巧嘴成为热场高手，是热门电视节目“周六夜现场”的常客，也曾多次受邀主持奥斯卡电影奖与格莱美音乐奖颁奖典礼。2000年更迎来他事业的新高峰，由于风格另类而没有一部作品正式获得过奥斯卡承认的他，终于获颁美国电影学院的奥斯卡终身成就奖（喜剧）。2000年这座奥斯卡终身成就奖的含金量之高可能超出一般人的想象。尽管备受观众的喜爱，但是斯蒂夫·马丁过去的作品一向以结构小巧的中低成本B片见长。而在获得这座金像奖之后，各大影业公司都积极斥资与他合作，以至于一年便有4部斯蒂夫·马丁主演的影片在北美上映。在这4部由斯蒂夫挂牌出演的影片里， 《爱到房倒屋塌》便是其中最具卖相也最具人气的大卖座片。影片投资超过2千万美元，由《月光旅程》的制作方海德公园娱乐公司担任影片制作，以执导浪漫喜剧《婚礼计划者》成为商业票房导演的亚当·山克曼带领剧组执棒。之后由斯蒂夫·马丁的《儿女一箩筐》和《儿女一箩筐2》都是既叫好又叫座的喜剧片。2006年他与碧昂斯和让·雷诺合作了新版的《粉红豹》，虽然影片口碑不佳，但斯蒂夫·马丁的号召力仍不减当年。
Tom (Steve Martin) and Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt) have a Baker's dozen--children, that is. When Tom, a football coach, gets a job offer to coach a college football team just outside of Chicago, and Kate's book about raising 12 children finally gets a publishing offer, they see bright things for their future. It's a re-imagining rather than a remake because although the overall plot arc has some similarities, these are two very different films, with very different messages, and very different kinds of families. The major change from the original to the new film is a change from control to near-chaos. In the Baker's case, it doesn't take long to realize that the chaos arises from their lack of disciplining their children. While this may not be realistic (surely anyone planning to have a family this large would realize that discipline and control would be necessary to not have one's home destroyed), it does lead to a lot of comic situations, and that's really the point here. Yes, there is a message in the end about putting family first, but what director Shawn Levy really wants you to do is laugh. The rest of the cast is good, although like the original Cheaper By The Dozen, we barely get to know some of the children, but that's understandable when we have to deal with 14 characters as well as ancillary characters.