Boss Baby is back! DreamWorks Animation’s newest film, Boss Baby: Family Business, is in theaters today and available to stream on Peacock. But is this sequel worth seeing? I was invited to screen this movie for the purpose of this review. Let’s talk about the movie and what it is all about, spoiler free of course!
About the movie
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.
Tim and his wife, Carol (Eva Longoria), the breadwinner of the family, live in the suburbs with their super-smart 7-year-old daughter Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt, Avengers: Infinity War), and adorable new infant Tina (Amy Sedaris, Netflix’s BoJack Horseman). Tabitha, who’s at the top her class at the prestigious Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, idolizes her Uncle Ted and wants to become like him, but Tim, still in touch with his overactive youthful imagination, worries that she’s working too hard and is missing out on a normal childhood.
When baby Tina reveals that she’s—ta-da!—a top secret agent for Baby Corp. on a mission to uncover the dark secrets behind Tabitha’s school and its mysterious founder, Dr. Erwin Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), it will reunite the Templeton brothers in unexpected ways, lead them to re-evaluate the meaning of family and discover what truly matters.
Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel also reprise their roles as Ted and Tim’s parents.
Is this movie safe for the family?
Boss Baby: Family Business is rated PG for rude humor, mild language and some action. There is no colorful language or adult innuendo. There are a few scenes that could be compared to potty humor. These are mild and not terribly disturbing.
Boss Baby: Family Business was a fun sequel to the original. While most of the movie was predictable, there were a few parts that I was not expecting. We enjoyed quite a few laughs and the family time we spent watching it. The message of the movie, family sticks together, is a great reminder for all ages. The movie also mentions “it’s lonely being at the top,” reiterating the importance of family.
I was very impressed with the soundtrack. “Together We Stand” by Ariana Greenblatt is a beautiful song with a great message. The words “divided we fall but together we stand” resonates in today’s world and is a great message for all.
Overall, is this movie worth watching? It has been four years since the original Boss Baby film. If your children enjoyed Boss Baby then, chances are they have outgrown that type of humor. The message is sweet enough to take away from this movie, but not enough to entice me into a theater for it.
Boss Baby: Family Business is available to see now in theaters. If going to a theater is not for you, Boss Baby: Family Business is also available to watch on Peacock.