"We had a blast doing it. We had 18 kids. Basically the story, as you know, is I have eight kids, and I'm a single dad. [Co-star] Rene Russo has 10, and she's a single mom. We were sweethearts in college. We re-meet, and we get together and decide to get married," Dennis explains.
"In one way, the movie is a public service announcement for birth control," Dennis laughs. "I like commotion. I like kids to begin with. I only have one myself, but it was a good time with all the kids."
"Yeah. Frank is a military guy. He's in the coast guard," Dennis explains. "He's a real disciplinarian and it's really not my style. My parenting style is somewhere between Ghengis Khan and Santa Claus, I would guess."
The girls say that it was. "It was great. We had such a good time. Never a dull moment on set, considering the 18 kids. It never got boring," says Miranda.
"We talk about blended families a lot in real life. And the difference here is this is a comedy. It gets funny, music plays, then you can cut to a scene," Dr. Phil says. "But I thought it really had a message of everybody kind of learning how to adapt and get along."
Yours, Mine & Ours opens in theaters November 23.