Review ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’

The Boss Baby: Family Business is back for another over-the-top sequel that didn’t quite hit a lot of checkmarks. The film takes place about 30 years later from the original film, and we get to see Tim(voiced by James Marsden replacing Tobey Maguire)  and Ted Templeton (Alec Baldwin) as adult versions, with their baby sister Tina (Amy Sedaris) who is now a boss baby too.

Something fishy starts arising at Tina’s older sister Tabitha’s school and Tina needs the help from the original Boss Baby Ted himself to crack the case. Ted and Tim get reunited for a mission for Baby Corp to learn more about the psychologist who is planning on taking over the world. Tim and Ted take a special potion that turns them back into their delightful baby selves for 48 hours. The film has got a lot of chaos ness going on all at once, a lot of lively colors and we see a whole lot of Ted and Tim fighting, kinda like the original film. The Boss Baby saga always feels like there’s a lot going on for a film made for children, it seems a bit hard to understand, but it does have its funny moments.

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(from left) Tina Templeton (Amy Sedaris) and The Boss Baby/Ted Templeton (Alec Baldwin) in The Boss Baby: Family Business, directed by Tom McGrath.

The Boss Baby: Family Business delivers quirky, and fun little moments of growing up with the family and encourages family bonds. But it misses key elements on being a baby and more on adults just arguing with each other. It doesn’t focus much on Tina and Tabitha’s interaction and doesn’t really have the reaction we hoped to see for a sequel.  You may not enjoy the storyline, but you can definitely hope to put on some laughs and teach your kids about the importance of coming together with family

Dreamworks releases The Boss Baby: Family Business in theatres on Friday, July 2, 2021

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