A new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator — a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim. The most unusual Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.
I absolutely adored this movie! I hadn’t seen much about this movie other than watching one of the trailers and knowing that Alec Baldwin would be voicing one of the main characters in the movie.
The movie tells the story of how a little boy and his baby brother who at the beginning are fighting for the love and affection of their parents. It has an awesome seen where Boss Baby and his cohorts go on a wild chase against Tim, the older brother, to prevent him from exposing the fact that the babies can talk to the parents. To us, the viewers we see these amazing action scenes that one would expect from the wild imagination as a child, and then it cuts to the parents POV, and all you see is Tim being dragged around by Boss Baby in his little toy car. Hilarious!
Boss Baby (whose name we actually never learn) then informs Tim of his actual agenda. That there is some other power out there looking to steal the love and attention of the parents, and everyone worldwide, and that is the Puppy Co. which just so happens to be the company that Tim’s parents work for. It’s Boss Baby’s mission to infiltrate the Puppy Co and try and find out what their newest puppy is, that apparently will brainwash everyone, and stop it before the launch night. This forces Boss Baby and Tim to team up together so that Tim can save his parents, and that Boss Baby can stop Puppy Co. and return to where he came from and never bother Tim and his parents again. Alas, the two don’t actually consider that in their efforts to team up with each other that they actually might grow to like each other along the way.
If you’re looking for a heart-warming laugh-out-loud (I did this several times) movie, which also has cultural references that are hilarious to parents but will go over the heads of your children, then this is just the movie you’re looking for. I loved every minute of the movie, and as a big kid at heart myself, it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! I would be surprised if this movie doesn’t get picked up for a sequel or two, because while it was left at a place where it could easily be left alone in all it’s glory, it also left a little opening for more amazing adventures, should there come a day where we’re looking for a Boss Baby 2.
Have you seen Boss Baby yet? What do you think of it? Do you think its worthy of a second movie?