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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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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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He means business. March 2017. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is Steve Buscemi's fourth animated film about a character involved in a business. The first was Monsters, Inc. (2001). The second was Igor (2008). The third was Hotel Transylvania (2012). See more »

Goofs

Boss Baby is mostly toothless, but occasionally, a single tooth appears before disappearing again. See more »

Quotes

Tim: The people of Long Island do not know how to make an iced tea.
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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks Animation logo is a baby mobile toy and plays the logo's music in a lullaby form. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.81 (2020) 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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Give into the Cuteness
11 August 2017 | by Jared_AndrewsSee all my reviews

First of all, recognize that this is a children's movie. So, a completely coherent plot isn't even the icing on the cake. It's more like one extra and very beautiful icing flower on top of the icing on the cake. What I'm saying is not all kids' movies totally make sense, so don't get too mad at Boss Baby for not totally making sense.

The standard movie of this ilk is littered with inconsistencies and overlooked logical flaws. In that sense, Boss Baby is a standard movie.

In a much different sense, Boss Baby is far, far from standard. It's brimming with creativity and bold stylistic choices. Not everything works, but enough does to justify the attempts.

The creative dynamic comes from the nature of the storytelling. The movie unfolds through the wildly inventive eyes of 7-year-old Tim. His boundless imagination makes him a questionable narrator, like Amy Dunne in Gone Girl, except he's not a psychotic murderer.

At any moment, Tim can suddenly morph into a ninja (to give one example) and his perceived world morphs accordingly to fit his current fantasy. This creates a number of whimsical and forceful action sequences that will mesmerize children and should keep adults at least mildly amused.

Digging a bit deeper, the movie is really about the love between brothers. Well, that and the obvious yet still funny metaphor that babies are really in charge. The brotherly moments work surprisingly well for the most part. They even elicited in me some of the intended emotions during a few key scenes when the baby realized that Tim cared for him and vice versa.

Despite being completely predictable, these moments are still touching. Maybe it's the cartoon cuteness or maybe the filmmakers tactfully achieved something here. Either way, it works.

Overall, I came away more satisfied than I anticipated, partly because I accepted Boss Baby for what it was. Your kids will enjoy this movie. If you relax your critical analysis, and most importantly give into the cuteness, you may enjoy it too.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA 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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Company Credits

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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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