‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Movie Review

The Boss Baby: Family Business

The Boss Baby: Family Business

“The Boss Baby: Family Business” is coming to theaters and streaming on Peacock July 2nd, just in time for the holiday weekend!

Also known as “The Boss Baby 2,” this movie is the sequel to “The Boss Baby” which was nominated for an Oscar in 2017. Both computer animated movies are loosely based on the books by Marla Frazee, the 2010 picture book “The Boss Baby,” and its 2016 sequel, “The Bossier Baby.”


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 married and a stay-at-home dad. Ted is a hedge fund CEO. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.

The sequel picks up with brothers Tim and Ted all grown up. Ted is single and the wealthy, helicopter-owning obnoxious younger brother. Tim is a stay-at-home dad to two daughters, Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt) and Tina (Amy Sedaris), and hasn’t abandoned his childlike imagination. The siblings couldn’t be more different, so they inevitably grow apart. But fate had something in store for them that would bring the pair together again.

The sibling rivalry between Tim and Ted is central to the plot of this story. Their fights and antics throughout the movie push the limits of this combative relationship to larger-than-life heights; from shedding business suits down to tighty whities, to hurling binkys and snow balls at each other, the pranks come at you at a relentless pace.

As the movie progresses, the punches between them begin to subside and the brothers realize that they are better together than apart. After their unrelenting struggles, the brothers agree they need to join forces to fight against a new villain, Dr. Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum) the principal at Tabitha’s school who is threatening the world’s parents. However, the plan to reunite the brothers to get rid of the evil threat didn’t materialize on its own. Baby Tina is the brains behind the scenes and turns out to be a top-secret agent for Baby Corp. and, just like her uncle, she can talk!

Saving the parents from the principal’s wicked plan becomes a secret family affair, but things get way out of hand as they try to hide their plan to rescue the unsuspecting victims. Mayhem and chaos ensue in the process.

As you might expect, the animated movie is action packed and features some intense fighting sequences. To my surprise, the movie also offers very tender moments with messages about the importance of family. “We know that divided we’ll fall, so together we stand,” are the lyrics in Hans Zimmer and Steve Mazzaro’s score that pull at our heartstrings about the brotherly bond featured in this movie.

“Family Business” is an entertaining movie. Though it’s heavy on the skirmishes and relies on them for spectacle, this computer animated comedy can be the catalyst for family conversations about sibling rivalry, growing apart, and family bonding.

An amazing voice cast rounds out this movie: Eva Longoria, Jeff Goldblum, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow.

After closing their doors for a year due to the pandemic, theaters are reopening just in time for the summer break. The popcorn is popping and the ACs are on and waiting for you and your families to enjoy movies on the big screen again! “The Boss Baby: Family Business” opens July 2nd at a theater near you, and will also be streaming on Peacock.

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Rated PG

Runtime 1 hour 37 minutes

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