The Boss Baby: Family Business Review: Good for a Giggle

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The Boss Baby: Family Business is one of those movies you can put on for the kids to keep them entertained for a full one hour and 37 minutes. It offers cheap laughs and the formidable presence of Jeff Goldblum in part two of this family business.

The focus on Tim and his family is one that I enjoyed. While Theodore went on to be a successful businessman, Tim is the stay-at-home dad to his two daughters Tabitha and Tina. It flips the family dynamics from the previous film. Amy Sedaris brings her wisecracks to baby Tina, the new Boss Baby at Baby Corp. Baby Corp doesn’t play as much of a role in the Family Business. In fact, the babies are all covered up at Baby Corp, which I found strange. There were many things strange about Family Business, but I digress; there were times when I found myself laughing hysterically.

(from left) Tim Templeton (James Marsden), Tina Templeton (Amy Sedaris), and Ted Templeton (Alec Baldwin) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, directed by Tom McGrath.

The Boss Baby: Family Business does offer some heart with the relationship between Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt, Avengers: Infinity War, Love, and Monsters) and Tim (James Marsden). Toby McGuire didn’t reprise his role as adult Tim this time around. Tim brings his active imagination into his adult life as a dad. Since the brothers grew apart over the years, they don’t see each other often. This affects their relationship and the ability to work together to save the children.

It’s hard not to be entertained when Jeff Goldblum is monologuing. Even in animation, he brings his weird but charming presence. It’s astonishing how fitting his character seems to be.

The Boss Baby: Family Business
(from left) The Boss Baby/Ted Templeton (Alec Baldwin) and Dr. Erwin Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, directed by Tom McGrath.

While the story itself lacked imagination, the reminder that family is forever, no matter how different we are, is important for kids to learn.

The Boss Baby: Family Business
(from left) Tabitha Templeton (Ariana Greenblatt), Tina Templeton (Amy Sedaris), Carol Templeton (Eva Longoria), and Tim Templeton (James Marsden) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, directed by Tom McGrath.

Now adults, Theodore Templeton, and his estranged brother take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours. Together, they must now go undercover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers into monstrous brats.

The Boss Baby: Family Business is in theaters and Peacock on July 2.

Good for a Giggle

Meghan Cooper [JaMonkey]

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Summary

The Boss Baby: Family Business is one of those movies you can put on for the kids to keep them entertained for a full one hour and 37 minutes. It offers cheap laughs and the formidable presence of Jeff Goldblum in part two of this family business.

2.5

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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