The Boss Baby: Family Business Movie Review

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Sometimes a movie comes along that just gets it right - and The Boss Baby: Family Business is one of these family movies!  Sequels can be hit or miss when seeing how they stack up to the originals, and we had big expectations going into this one, especially after seeing the trailer.  The Boss Baby: Family Business is every bit as funny and heartwarming as the original Boss Baby - bringing back some of our favorite characters and introducing new faces!


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The Boss Baby: Family Business Movie Review

The Boss Baby: Family Business introduces us to a grown up Timothy Leslie Templeton - married with two daughters of his own.  Like most of us in our middle ages, Tim finds himself loving his family to pieces, struggling with his own sense of self, and navigating the changes and challenges of relationships.  One of those relationships that has changed over the years is that with his brother Ted.  While Tim has spent his time as a stay-at-home dad, Ted has grown up to be, you guessed it, a corporate boss.  Unbeknownst to Tim, his youngest daughter, Tina, is in the family business - secretly working for Baby Corps.  She has to find a way to bring Tim and Ted back together so they can go undercover and save families forever.  What follows is an adventure that reminds us what family is all about.


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I was thrilled to see that original cast members Alec Baldwin and James Marsden were back as Ted and Tim.  The chemistry those two have on screen reminds me of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen in Toy Story - they play off of each other with perfect comedic timing.  New characters, Tina and Tabitha are adorable additions.  Tina is a good blend of her Uncle Ted and her dad - bossy, but compassionate.  I also couldn't write this without giving a shout out to Jeff Goldblum who plays Dr. Armstrong in the movie.  He is the perfect villain for the film.


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Just like in the original, there are more laugh-out-loud moments than I can count.  My kids were rolling throughout the movie. . .and so was I!  It's truly a family comedy that the WHOLE family can enjoy.  Parents will find themselves relating to grown-up Tim and Ted in so many ways - as parents, professionals, middle-aged adults.  I really enjoyed how the movie looked at relationships from all different angles and felt like there were a lot of "life lesson" moments for kids and adults.  Having Tim watch his daughter Tabitha through the eyes of a child with the mind of a father was beautiful and made me think a lot about my own relationship with my kids.

This is truly a great film and a must-watch this summer with your family!  Don't miss your chance to check it out beginning July 2nd in theaters and streaming on Peacock TV.

About The Boss Baby: Family Business (From DreamWorks / Universal)



In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business. 

 

Tim and his wife, Carol (Eva Longoria), the breadwinner of the family, live in the suburbs with their super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt, Avengers: Infinity War), and adorable new infant Tina (Amy Sedaris, Netflix’s BoJack Horseman). Tabitha, who’s at the top her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, idolizes her Uncle Ted and wants to become like him, but Tim, still in touch with his overactive youthful imagination, worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood. 

 

When baby Tina reveals that she’s—ta-da!—a top secret agent for Baby Corp. on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Erwin Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, lead them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters. 

 

Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel also reprise their roles as Ted and Tim’s parents.

 

Building on the success of the first film, which earned more than $500 million worldwide, The Boss Baby: Family Business is directed by returning filmmaker Tom McGrath and is produced by Jeff Hermann (Kung Fu Panda 3).