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The Boss Baby (2017)

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A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Boss Baby (voice)
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Francis Francis (voice)
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Dad (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
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Tim (voice)
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Wizzie / Elvis Impersonator (voice)
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Eugene (voice)
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Staci (voice)
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Triplets (voice)
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Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan ...
Story Bear (voice)
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Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter ...
Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)

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Storyline

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton has always been a boy of an overactive imagination, and for the past seven years, life was all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, life will never be the same and Tim won't be the centre of attention anymore as the arrival of an improbable new brother named Boss Baby, dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, will shortly rob him of all love, as he takes over the whole Templetons' house. Nevertheless, although this may be true, soon, Tim and the new Boss in a diaper will need to put differences aside and join forces, as a sneaky scheme involving the head of Puppy Co. threatens to tilt the balance of power towards their insidiously adorable furry antagonists, not to mention that the next Pet Convention is in only two days.. Brothers, hurry up. Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$50,198,902 (USA) (31 March 2017)

Gross:

$173,913,074 (USA) (7 July 2017)
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This is Alec Baldwin's fifth animated voice role after The Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers (2004), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Rise of the Guardians (2012). See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Boss Baby's apprentices are heading away from Tim and Boss Baby. A couple of shots later, they are only a tiny distance away. See more »

Quotes

Tim: Long Island doesn't know how to make an iced tea.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the Gandalf-like alarm clock named Wizzie tells the audience it's time to leave. See more »


Soundtracks

Theme
from S.W.A.T. (1975)
Written by Barry De Vorzon
Performed by Rhythm Heritage
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not a masterpiece, but good entertainment with a heart
31 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Boss Baby is not as introspectively original as Inside Out, as deep as Up, or as incisive as Wall-E.. BUT it is funny and heartwarming.

Certainly it has a lot more laughs and is more engaging than Zootopia, which I thought was well-"drawn" and had a decent story, but wasn't funny at all. I have to wonder if some of its high ratings are due to all the virtuous "notes" it hits with our society's current emphasis on social justice issues (not saying it's a bad thing, but I find that people give themes of diversity a lot of subjective credit that is not necessarily earned).

BUT I digress.. Boss Baby has plenty of quality laugh-out-loud moments, and has humor that will appeal to kids and adults alike. There were also some very tender-hearted moments.. especially the boy's bedtime routine, it was so touching. Also the babies are way cuter than real babies (which is probably one reason I liked this film, because I'm not a big fan of actual babies).


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