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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.

Director:

Tom McGrath

Writers:

Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee (based on the book by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Who's the Boss? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$175,003,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$527,965,936
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Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Muzak at Babycorp (around 32 minutes) is Cheek to Cheek, used in the opening credits. 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: [to Boss Baby] What if you go baby again?
Boss Baby: Don't worry. I'll be fine.
[Goes into normal baby mode]
Boss Baby: Fine, fine, fine...
[Slaps]
Boss Baby: ... fine!
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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 »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) 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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Not a masterpiece, but good entertainment with a heart
31 March 2017 | by mtlabfallSee 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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