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'The Boss Baby: Family Business' Movie Review

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THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is an animated comedy that follows a family who must stop an evil teacher from taking authority away from all parents. THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is a delightful, hilarious movie for the whole family, with a strong Christian, moral, pro-family worldview that’s pro-life.

The movie begins with voiceover narration by Tim’s as a montage play depicting the growth of Tim’s family since the first BOSS BABY movie. Now, Tim is a parent of two daughters, Tina, a toddler, and Tabitha, a second grader. Tim’s wife, Carol, is the breadwinner of the family and Tim refers to himself as a “Stay-at-home-dad,” but it’s clear he loves the quality time he spends with his children.

One evening around Tabitha’s bedtime, Tim gets a cold shoulder from Tabitha when he goes to sing her a goodnight song. Apparently, Tabitha wants to do away with childish things like bedtime songs in favor of studying to ensure a successful future for herself. The reality of Tabitha’s growing up gives Tim some pause until the next day when his little brother, Ted, comes to visit from his big, swanky corporate job.

To Tim and Ted’s surprise, the pair learn that Tina, Tim’s youngest daughter, works at Baby Corp, an organization in the sky dedicated to the greater good of all babies around the world. Because Tina works there, she can speak and act like an adult too! She tells them there’s something wrong at Tabitha’s fancy school for “advanced childhood.” She makes Tim and Ted take a pacifier, which turns them into a young child and a baby respectively. Now, the brothers have to blend in as children.

Tim goes to school with Tabitha, who’s incredibly bright. Tabitha sits under the leadership of a headmaster named Dr. Erwin Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong pushes the children to new heights when it comes to competitive learning, but something seems off about his motivation. Later, Tim learns that Dr. Armstrong doesn’t want parents to have any authority over their children, and he’s planning an evil takeover that will come to a head at the annual Christmas pageant!

Will Ted, Tim and Tabitha be able to stop Dr. Armstrong before it’s too late?

THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is laugh-out-loud funny and beautifully animated. The script has puns, wit and great characters who keep the movie in tip top shape. The cast of voices, including Jeff Goldblum, Eva Longoria, Alec Baldwin, and James Marsden to name a few, are well suited to their animated counterparts. There’s also some comical use of slow-motion that will appeal to children. If viewers enjoyed the first BOSS BABY, chances are they’ll enjoy this one too.

THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS has a strong moral worldview where taking care of one’s family drives the movie. The movie also stresses how babies come from above and the beauty of a child’s innocence and not growing up too fast. As such, it might remind viewers of the scripture in , “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.” There are some Christian elements that include a Christmas pageant with a character dressed up as an angel and even a depiction of a baby Jesus. Also, a pro-capitalist sentiment is expressed in the value of working hard. FAMILY BUSINESS has some moderate slapstick violence and brief potty humor. Ultimately, however, THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS is a delightfully wholesome movie the whole family can enjoy.

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MOVIEGUIDE® was founded in 1985 by Dr. Ted Baehr, past president of the Episcopal Radio & Television Foundation and former director of the Television Center at the City University of New York. MOVIEGUIDE® is affiliated with the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry (CFTVC). Both MOVIEGUIDE® and CFTVC are dedicated to redeeming the values of the entertainment industry, according to biblical principles, by influencing industry executives and artists and by informing and educating the public about the influence of the entertainment media and about how to train their families to become