MOVIE REVIEW: The Boss Baby

Sue Ellen -

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Tim is 7 years old and lives the blissful life of an only child until the dreaded day when his parents bring home a new sibling. A baby brother to be exact. But this brother is like no other (oh yeah ….do you like what I did there?)

Tim’s new brother is a fast talking, sharply dressed, snarky, wise cracking kid who wears a suit and carries a briefcase. Nobody except Tim seems to think this is odd.

One night, Tim discovers the truth about his boss baby brother and the pair must work together to ensure that the evil CEO of Puppy Co. is foiled in his attempt to replace babies with puppies who never grow up.

Add to this mix a group of local babies, all working directly under the boss baby, and you have some serious baby/kid power to save the world.

Boss Baby is a cute, slick movie that takes a cheeky look at sibling rivalry, love and family. It also takes a sly look at corporate greed and the public’s insatiable desire for cute, adorable accessories.

With Alec Baldwin at the helm, you would be forgiven for expecting more than the movie ultimately delivers. Baldwin has most recently attracted attention for his scathingly brutal and hilarious impressions of US President Trump on SNL but did a long stint as the arrogant boss in 30 Rock. This guy has serious comedy chops but in this movie, he falls short. Rather, the script fails to utilise Baldwin’s talents so the abrasive, smart alec baby is only half fulfilled. Then again…..we must think of the children.

Having said that, the movie plays well to kidlets and adults alike. There is enough action, laughs and gags to keep everyone happy and engaged and it is definitely worth a watch over the Easter long weekend after the kids are all hyped on Easter eggs!

3 stars

Director : Tom McGrath

Starring : Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Miles Christopher Bakshi, Conrad Vernon, ViviAnn Yee, Eric Bell Jr

Running Time : 97 minutes

Release Date : In Cinemas Now

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