Waahh. Waah. Take a memo.
BQB here with a review of The Boss Baby.
This film took a joke and stretched it out to the max. The joke is that babies tend to be little dictatorial bosses. They scream and cry and their parents immediately come running to cater to their every need. If the “boss baby” doesn’t get exactly what he/she wants, the parents are in for one heck of a temper tantrum. In other words, it is pretty much like working for a controlling, domineering boss.
Except this particular boss baby comes with a business suit and a brief case and he speaks in business school lingo with Alec Baldwin’s voice. (“Put that cookie down! Cookies are for closers only!”) I could tell you why he does that, but then I’d ruin the film for you.
Miles Bakshi lends his voice to Tommy, the Boss Baby’s older brother, who must learn to reconcile his “Mom and Dad used to dote on me and now I have to share the love with a little brother” feelings with the need to help the Boss Baby complete an important boss baby mission.
Steve Buscemi voices the villain and Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel are the voices behind Timmy and Boss Baby’s parents.
STATUS: Shelf-worthy. As animated films go, it was cute and had some important messages about family. It’s good for an outing with the kids but it probably isn’t destined to become a kids’ classic.