I knew babies were up to no good!
Haha! As a parent, I always felt my kids were up to no good. You could just look into their eyes and see them planning something. Whether it be having a diaper explosion just as you got in the car to go somewhere. Or planning a temper tantrum while you are out in public. Every time I watch The Boss Baby it just makes me laugh and think to myself “I knew it!”. I enjoy watching The Boss Baby every time it comes on so when The Boss Baby: Family Business was announced I was excited because I wanted to see more mischievous babies!
Well, the Templeton brothers are back, and they brought some friends. DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby: Family Business is out in theaters and on Peacock starting July 2nd. Here is my The Boss Baby: Family Business Movie Review! Spoiler-Free of course. (P.S. If you need more Boss Baby in your life make sure to download a Boss Baby Activity Kit HERE.)
My The Boss Baby: Family Business Movie Review
This movie is crazy. In a good and sometimes bad way. But overall, it is a pretty decent sequel to the first Boss Baby movie. Haha! The movie is hilarious but will leave you sometimes wondering “what the heck is going on?”. It’s just all over the place. I mean this movie has it all. There are ninja babies, babies that love glue, one really creepy baby, and SO MUCH MORE. (So many babies! I love it.) The only downside for the movie is that it can be too out there and creepy for young kids. (On the flip side old kids and adults will find it very entertaining.) So, while my kids really enjoyed the first movie my youngest (3-year-old) had a really hard time watching this one. Even my oldest (5-year-old) was looking at me concerned during some parts of the movie.
But the biggest thing The Boss Baby: Family Business has going for it, other than the laughs, is its message. It’s all about family. Alec Baldwin returns as Ted Templeton while James Marsden voices his brother Tim Templeton. The witty banter and sibling relationship complications between the two are hysterical and at times mirror real life. Many siblings experience growing up and growing apart, and sometimes siblings need a push to get their relationships back on track. But this movie isn’t just about brothers Ted and Tim. It is also about Tim’s daughters Tina (Amy Sedaris) and Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt), and the pressures of school, finding a school/life balance, and not wanting to disappoint loved ones. The Templeton family tackles all of this while trying to discover what Jeff Goldblum’s character Dr. Erwin Armstrong is up to. So, how would I rate The Boss Baby: Family Business?
While the delivery of this movie’s message is a little crazy at times I love the message nonetheless, and I give The Boss Baby: Family Business a C+.
The Boss Baby: Family Business is rated PG, but may not be for all kids. As I previously mentioned my 3-year-old had a hard time with the movie. There is one baby who is very creepy in the movie and scared my youngest. There is a lot of fighting and peril in the movie as well as a part of the film where the adults are not kind to the kids. (Not the adult’s fault.) This part of the movie may be confusing and scary for some kids. So, if you have really young kids or kids who are sensitive to peril I would screen the movie first or maybe skip it for kids younger than 5-years-old.
The Boss Baby: Family Business Movie Synopsis
In the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar®-nominated blockbuster comedy, the Templeton brothers—Tim (James Marsden, X-Men franchise) and his Boss Baby little bro Ted (Alec Baldwin)—have become adults and drifted away from each other. Tim is now a married stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.