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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Boss Baby (voice)
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Francis Francis (voice)
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Dad (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
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Tim (voice)
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Eugene (voice)
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Staci (voice)
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Triplets (voice)
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Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan ...
Story Bear (voice)
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Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter ...
Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton has always been a boy of an overactive imagination, and for the past seven years, life was all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, life will never be the same and Tim won't be the centre of attention anymore as the arrival of an improbable new brother named Boss Baby, dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, will shortly rob him of all love, as he takes over the whole Templetons' house. Nevertheless, although this may be true, 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 in only two days.. Brothers, hurry up. Written by Nick Riganas

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He's the Boss. March 2017. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Boss Baby  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,198,902, 2 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$175,001,663, 9 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$497,867,428, 21 August 2017
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The 3rd highest grossing animated film of 2017, after Despicable Me 3 (2017) and Coco (2017). See more »

Goofs

Tim's dad holds up four digits when he says "three weeks". See more »

Quotes

Tim: You can talk!
Boss Baby: Ah, goo goo ga ga.
Tim: No, you can really talk!
Boss Baby: Fine! I can talk. Now let's see if you can listen. Give me a double espresso and find a place around here with good sushi, I KILL for a spicy tuna roll right about now.
[gives Tim some money]
Boss Baby: Get yourself a little somethin'.
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Crazy Credits

The opening DreamWorks Animation logo is a crib mobile motor and plays the logo's music to the tune of a lullaby. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves Babies
Written and Performed by David P. Smith
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Fun, lighthearted with extraordinary performance from Alec Baldwin
24 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Dreamworks' The Boss Baby, is an extraordinary, fun and lighthearted animated film based on an award-winning picture book by Marla Frazee.

7-year-old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) had the perfect life and the full attention of his parents until one day, a new arrival took it all away and became the Boss of his family. Tim and Boss Baby face sibling rivalry, trying to both win the affection of their parents. Much to Tim's surprise, the two bond when they join forces to uncover the evil plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. And in the midst of it all, Tim and his new brother Boss Baby (Alec Baldwin) learn the true meaning of the love of family.

The Boss Baby is fabulously directed by Tom McGrath, who you might recognize from his work on all three Madagascar movies and Megamind. He says that the movie is partially an apology letter to his own brother for all the grief he put him in when they were young.

My favorite character is Boss Baby. Alec Baldwin voices this character with great panache. His witty personality mixed with a take-charge attitude bursts through the screen. I feel that Baldwin's voice talent in this is one of the key reasons this movie shines.

My favorite scene is when Tim and Boss Baby work together to sneak into Puppy Co. and attempt to steal the secret file. Watching a working large scale replica of one of my favorite games when I was young (Mouse Trap) was particularly fun. Also, there are many toys from the 70s and 80s included which I enjoyed. Several times I found myself times trying to find them in the scene. There are so many magical moments throughout. As an only child, it's funny that there are times the movie made me want to have a brother and, other times, I'm happy to be an only child.

The Boss Baby is an enjoyable film safe to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained. Director Tom McGrath states "I want this movie to draw you in and make you move to the edge of your seat, not pull away from the screen" and I believe he achieved that goal. It is rated PG for mild humor and I recommend it for ages 6 to 14, although the whole family will enjoy it. I give this film 4.5 out of 5 stars. It opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 so, go check it out.

Reviewed by Tristan T., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.


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