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The Boss Baby

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Tom McGrath
  • 93 mins
  • U

Summary

A youngster believes his baby brother is actually a power-hungry tycoon sent to destroy his perfect family life. However, the duo must put aside their differences and work together when they uncover a plot to sabotage the company their parents work for. Animated comedy, featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A newborn in a Brooks Brothers suit battling evil corporations may not be the most likely source for pre-teen laughs, but this is a wild and witty animation for all the family. Seven-year-old Tim (voiced by Miles Christopher Bakshi and also Tobey Maguire, as the grown-up who narrates) is horrified when his parents bring home a baby brother (voiced by Alec Baldwin). He's disturbed, not least because the new arrival can already talk and is dressed for Wall Street. After a fractious start, the siblings team up to save mum and dad (Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow) from evil industrialists, learning important lessons about love and family along the way. Baldwin's wisecracking mini-mogul is essentially a talcum-tushed version of Jack Donaghy, the hard-nosed TV network exec he played in the sitcom 30 Rock. There are also sly references to other roles in the actor's CV - surely, this must be the first kids' movie to include a gag based on a scene from a David Mamet play. The family values slant is a tad mawkish (Pixar do that sort of thing so much better), not that it detracts from the riotous chuckles peppered throughout the script.

Credits

Cast

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Boss BabyAlec Baldwin
Francis E FrancisSteve Buscemi
DadJimmy Kimmel
MomLisa Kudrow
Tim TempletonMiles Christopher Bakshi
Older Tim / NarratorTobey Maguire
TripletsEric Bell Jr
StaciViviAnn Yee

Crew

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DirectorTom McGrath

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2017-04-07
Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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