I’ll admit it. When I took my two youngest kids to see DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby at the theater earlier this year, I was expecting a kiddie movie. But I was wrong. The animated movie actually appeals to both kids and parents. It’s a cute story and we still loved the film when we saw it again during our family movie night. Naturally, one of our treats was a cookie because of the funny line in the 97-minute film, “cookies are for closers!” The Boss Baby, which is rated PG, is available now in digital HD, and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday (July 25th).
Where Do Babies Come From
Tim is a seven year old boy. For all of his life, he has been the center of attention in his family. Then one night, his parents ask him if he wants a baby brother. He saids no, but then he wonders where do babies come from. According to the animated story, babies are not the result of you-know-what. In the story, babies come from Heaven. Apparently, babies are given pacifiers when they are born. Once their pacifiers are taken away, babies lose their memories of Heaven.
Not All Babies Leave Heaven
Not all babies join families when they leave Heaven — only the ticklish ones. The babies that are not ticklish are promoted to management in Baby Corp. Thanks to a secret formula, management babies become smart and adult-like even though they still look like babies. In the case of the Boss Baby, he looks really cute in his baby business suit. His big eyes are also very adorable.
The Boss Baby was sent to Tim’s family. He looks like a real baby, but he’s actually one of those smart management babies that works for Baby Corp. He has a very important mission. Baby Corp’s rival, Puppy Co, announced they will introduce a new puppy soon. For years now, puppies have been stealing love from babies. Baby Corp is worried the new puppy might take away even more love from babies. The Boss Baby’s mission is to find out more about the new puppy. In order to get rid of the Boss Baby, Tim agrees to help the Boss Baby with his mission.
Alec Baldwin is Excellent
Alec Baldwin is clearly the star talent in the animated film. He provided the voice for Boss Baby and seems to have included some of his own personality into the character. Other voice talents include Miles Bakshi (Tim), Steve Buscemi (Francis Francis), Jimmy Kimmel (Dad), Lisa Kudrow (Mom), Tobey Maguire (Adult Tim / Narrator), James McGrath (Wizzie / Elvis Impersonator), Conrad Vernon (Eugene), ViviAnn Yee (Staci), Eric Bell Jr. (Triplets), David Soren (Jimbo), Edie Mirman (Big Boss Baby), James Ryan (Story Bear), Walt Dohrn (Photographer ), and Jules Winter (Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy). The Boss Baby was directed by Tom McGrath.
Boss Baby Synopsis
DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
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[Disclosure: I received a movie kit for writing a review of the film. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]