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The Boss Baby (2017)

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

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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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A new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator -- a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim's home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.

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He means business. March 2017. See more »


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

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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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$125,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$168,957,190 (USA) (26 May 2017)
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Trivia

Kevin Spacey was going to voice a character, but was replaced by Steve Buscemi. See more »

Goofs

When Boss Baby drops some money near the beginning of the movie onto Tim, it falls when he stands up. Later the money is completely gone. See more »

Quotes

Boss Baby: [in puppy costume] I've never been more embarrassed in my LIFE.
[dog sniffs costume's bottom part]
Boss Baby: Ugh!
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Crazy Credits

The opening DreamWorks Animation logo is a crib mobile motor and plays the logo's music to the tune of a lullaby. See more »

Connections

Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 4 April 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again
Written by Len Ron Hanks and Zane Grey
Performed by L.T.D.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun, lighthearted with extraordinary performance from Alec Baldwin
24 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dreamworks' The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee.

7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family. Tim and Boss Baby face sibling rivalry, trying to both win the affection of their parents. Much to Tim's surprise, the two bond when they join forces to uncover the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. And in the midst of it all, Tim and his new brother Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) learn the true meaning of the love of family.

The Boss Baby is fabulously directed by Tom McGrath, who you might recognize from his work on all three Madagascar movies and Megamind. He says that the movie is partially an apology letter to his own brother for all the grief he put him in when they were young.

My favorite character is Boss Baby. Alec Baldwin voices this character with great panache. His witty personality mixed with a take-charge attitude bursts through the screen. I feel that Baldwin's voice talent in this is one of the key reasons this movie shines.

My favorite scene is when Tim and Boss Baby work together to sneak into Puppy Co. and attempt to steal the secret file. Watching a working large scale replica of one of my favorite games when I was young (Mouse Trap) was particularly fun. Also, there are many toys from the 70s and 80s included which I enjoyed. Several times I found myself times trying to find them in the scene. There are so many magical moments throughout. As an only child, it's funny that there are times the movie made me want to have a brother and, other times, I'm happy to be an only child.

The Boss Baby is an enjoyable film safe to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Director Tom McGrath states "I want this movie to draw you in and make you move to the edge of your seat, not pull away from the screen" and I believe he achieved that goal. It is rated PG for mild humor and I recommend it for ages 6 to 14, although the whole family will enjoy it. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars. It opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Tristan T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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