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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
Many people thought that the premise of a baby business man becoming the all-powerful boss of a family was meant to be a spoof of Donald J. Trump who had become President of the United States just a few months before. This was enforced by the fact that the baby is voiced by Alec Baldwin, who gained wide popularity with his Trump impersonations on Saturday Night Live (1975) during and after the elections. According to director Tom McGrath, this was all a happy coincidence: the idea for the movie dated back six years before its release, when Trump had not even announced his candidacy yet. Baldwin was cast long before his Trump parodies; McGrath simply wanted him because he had worked with the actor before on Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). See more »
When Tim is in the garden, he is running to the garden door. He is just an approximate metre away from some cobbles, although when he is stopped by Boss Baby and his crew, he is further away. See more »
[in puppy costume]
I've never been more embarrassed in my LIFE.
[dog sniffs costume's bottom part]
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After the end credits, the Gandalf-like alarm clock named Wizzie tells the audience it's time to leave. See more »
Cheek To Cheek
from Top Hat (1935)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Fred Astaire
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.and Turner Entertainment
The appearance of Mr. Fred Astaire has been arranged through a special license with Mrs. Fred Astaire, Beverly Hills, California
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Fun, lighthearted with extraordinary performance from Alec Baldwin
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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