Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)
This family comedy is inspired by the 1968 “Yours, Mine and Ours” starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. A free-spirited widow (Rene Russo) and highly disciplined military man widower (Dennis Quaid) fall in love and get married. He runs a tight ship at home. She doesn’t. And her 10 kids and his eight are also quite different. The couple’s marriage has its challenges, but the marriage of 18 children under one roof has the makings of a domestic civil war. Instead, after several skirmishes, the children, ranging from ages 4 to 18, form an alliance to destroy their parents’ marriage so that they can all go their separate ways. Mom and Dad are about to experience trials, both intense and creative, that go well beyond those of the average first year of marriage.
Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo team up in one of the funniest family comedies of the year. Just imagine, not only do you have 8 kids from a previous marriage, but the woman you fall in love with has 10 kids of her own. Wow!
Many of you will remember this heartwarming tale from the original starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. Well, congratulations go to director Raja Gosnell and writers Ron Burch and David Kidd for bringing such a wonderful tale up-to-date for the 21st century. Not many filmmakers keep the same wholesome qualities in their remakes that made the original such a fun family feature, but this team did!