Friday, March 31

Review: The Boss Baby

He may be a baby, but he thinks like a boss.
Inspired by a children’s picture book, The Boss Baby is a family comedy about a 7 year old boy named Tim and his rivalry with the new family arrival, The Boss Baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin). Originally an only child, Tim initially becomes jealous by his new little brother who requires constant attention. Tim then becomes suspicious, when he realizes his new little brother is a suit-wearing, talking baby with an interesting agenda.

Going into this movie, I was a little optimistic. I love children’s movies as much as I love rated R movies so I was hoping to laugh as much as all the other 5 year olds I was watching this film with. I ended up laughing a total of 4 times, which isn’t bad for me because I’m tough at comedy movies. This movie had it’s pros and cons just like any movie. It’s a good movie to bring your children to that won’t make you wanna roll your eyes out of boredom because there were some very clever “adult-like” jokes that kids wouldn’t understand but you would. But it’s not the kind of movie that leaves such a lasting impression, you’ll want a sequel for.

The movie is told from the point of view of 7 year old Tim, who is frankly very spoiled and very imaginative. There were many fantasy scenes and half of the movie was focused on the rivalry of the two brothers which may be relatable to many families. But with a cast list including Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmell, and Lisa Kudrow, I was hoping for a bit more jokes.

If your child is begging you to see this film, it’ll be a good movie to pass the time. But don’t expect it to be the next classic family film.

3 out of 5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
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Ariel Ariel (Contributor) is a Military brat currently living in Texas. When she's not watching the current box office hit, she spends her days reading, cooking, and finding new activities to try.


24 comments:

  1. Ariel - Mind on MoviesMarch 30, 2017 at 9:10 PM

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  2. Awesome movie that definitely demonstrated how sibling rivalry occurs. But in long run family and live wins!

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  3. Cutest movie ever

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  4. This movie is cute and will make the kids laugh. I found myself laughing about the sibling rivilary and remembering my younger brother. Remeber, "Cookies are for closers!" Take the kids and spend some time laughing.

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  5. Alex Baldwin!

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  6. Kid friendly. Liked relationship resolution

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  7. Christine Rauseo MaglioneMarch 31, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    I really enjoyed this movie. I was looking forward to it, because I'm an Alec Baldwin fan. Loved him on 30 Rock. I liked how it was showing a humorous take on sibling rivalry and family dynamics. It was funny for both kids and adults.

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  8. This movie was so cute! Our group loved it from the kids to the adults...

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  9. I found it fun for both kids and adults.

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  10. Loved the movie, it was so cute and will probably watch again!

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  11. It was funny and it takes sibling rivalry a little to far.
    I recommend it for all ages.

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  12. THE BOSS BABY is a rare find *a family movie* for everyone. Great story, funny, entertaining and elaborates on the truth of sibling rivalry... that little invader to an already established environment.

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  13. This movie was awesome. Me and the kids both loved it..

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  14. I liked the movie. It was very imaginative. The ending was a little confusing as to whether or not it did happen since Tim fell asleep and had this fanciful dream.

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  15. I would like to see this movie!

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  16. I liked the trailer. The story reminds me of The Secret Lives of Pets.

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  17. Very cute movie about brotherly love somewhat .my munchkins and I had an enjoyable morning watching this one.

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  18. I watched this movie with my daughter and it was a great family movie.

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  23. We saw this last weekend (hey, we had seen everything else) and I was surprised by how witty it really was.

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