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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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Tom McGrath

Writers:

Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Boss Baby (voice)
Steve Buscemi ... Francis Francis (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel ... Dad (voice)
Lisa Kudrow ... Mom (voice)
Tobey Maguire ... Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
Miles Bakshi ... Tim (voice)
James McGrath ... Wizzie / Elvis Impersonator (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Eugene (voice)
ViviAnn Yee ... Staci (voice) (as Viviann Yee)
Eric Bell Jr. ... Triplets (voice)
David Soren ... Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman ... Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan James Ryan ... Story Bear (voice)
Walt Dohrn ... Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter Jules Winter ... Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton has always had an overactive imagination--and for the past seven years--life has been all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, after the arrival of Boss Baby, an unexpected new brother dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, Tim won't be the centre of attention anymore, as the powerful sibling takes over the whole house, robbing him of all care, little by little. But, 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 only in two days. Brothers, hurry up. Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

DreamWorks Page | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boss Baby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,198,902, 2 April 2017

Gross USA:

$175,003,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$527,965,936
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The fourteenth DreamWorks Animation film to be produced in a 2:35:1 aspect ratio, after Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Shrek Forever After (2010), Megamind (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Trolls (2016). See more »

Goofs

(at about 6 minutes) Tim's toy train is running on electricity, however it is emitting steam, which is not really produced by a power current. See more »

Quotes

Tim: You can talk!
Boss Baby: Uh, goo goo ga ga.
Tim: No, you can really talk!
Boss Baby: Fine! I can talk. Now let's see if you can listen. Give me a double espresso and find a place around here with decent sushi, I'd KILL for a spicy tuna roll right about now.
[gives Tim some money]
Boss Baby: Get yourself a little somethin'.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits is a 2-D animation montage of Tim and Ted playing. At the end of the montage, there is a scene where Tim asks for a few more minutes of play before bedtime. See more »

Alternate Versions

The FX print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »


Soundtracks

C.C. Rider
Arranged by Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Boss Baby: Predictably quaint
30 August 2017 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Alec Baldwin stars as the titular character of this much hyped Dreamworks animation and though it's not exactly going to blow anyone away it's an entertaining fluff piece.

Predictably sappy, following the usual tropes of the genre and with the type of humour customary for these types of movies you can do a lot worse with 90 minutes.

One thing I liked was just how much adult humour they got in, that kind of lightweight stuff to appease the parents watching these kind of films with their kids.

The only shocking thing to come away from this is the fact the sequel isn't available until 2021! Fun stuff but don't expect any surprises.

The Good:

Quaint in that predictable way

The Bad:

Quaint in that predictable way

Things I learnt from this movie:

Puppies are evil

Babies coming from women's vaginas is a false rumour (Never did sound right)


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