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The Boss Baby also known as “Baby-bossen,” “Boss beebi,” “Bébi úr,” “Dzieciak rządzi,” “El bebé jefazo,” “O Poderoso Chefinho,” “Ponas Kudikis,” “Un Jefe en Pañales”

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild rude humor.
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Primary Audience:
Family
Genre:
Animation Family Comedy Fantasy 3D
Length:
1 hr. 37 min.
Year of Release:
2017
USA Release:
March 12, 2017 (festival)
March 31, 2017 (wide—3,773 theaters)
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Featuring: Alec BaldwinBaby (voice)
Steve BuscemiCEO Francis E. Francis (voice)
Lisa KudrowMother (voice)
Jimmy Kimmel … Father (voice)
Miles Christopher Bakshi … Tim, Boss Baby's seven-year-old brother (voice)
Tobey MaguireOlder Tim / Narrator (voice)
ViviAnn Yee … Staci (voice)
Eric Bell Jr. … Triplets
Director: Tom McGrath—“Megamind” (2010), “Madagascar” (2005), “The Penguins of Madagascar” (2008-2015)
Producer: DreamWorks Animation
Ramsey Ann Naito
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ ‘The Boss Baby.’ The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

Loosely based on the children’s book The Boss Baby by Maria Frazee, ‘Boss Baby’ is a fantastical family comedy about the bossiest member in every family—the new guy. From the day his baby brother arrived (in a cab… wearing a suit), seven-year-old Tim knew this fast-talking briefcase-carrying baby (voiced by Alec Baldwin) was trouble—after all, there’s only so much love to go around, right? But as Tim embarks on a mission to win back the sole affection of his parents, he stumbles upon a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. that threatens to destroy the balance of love in the world—and this brash baby executive masquerading as his new brother is at the center of it all. Now, they must come together as true brothers to stop the dastardly scheme, save their parents, restore order to the world, and prove that love is indeed an infinite force.”

Violence: Mild / Profanity: “God” (2), “heck” (1), “darn” (1) / Sex/Nudity: Moderate

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Negative
Negative—My two kids and I went to watch this movie on Saturday. Besides the fact that it is lacking substance, there are a couple of scenes in which they are making fun of our LORD and christianity. I’m sorry to have supported them with our tickets!!
The baby and the older brother have a conversation about where babies come from. The older brother asks him: are you baby JESUS? And he answers: “Yes, I’m baby JESUS“. After a small pause he adds: “No, I’m not.”

The second instance was when the two of them are at the airport and are in need of a fast intervention. One of them says: “We need a miracle.“ The next scene shows a bright light in the shape of an angel coming down the escalator. After the camera zooms in, we see a man impersonating Elvis Presley. I thought that was really unnecessary and did feel like they were making fun of our values.

It is so frustrating, that Hollywood laughs at us Christians and includes so much junk in their movies, and, for a great part, we just laugh along because we have become so used to it.

The other thing was showing the two of them jump over a train in motion while on a bike. Someone was pursuing them. Another scene showed the older boy jump from a trampoline directly into the house, through the window of the second floor. And lastly, the older boy got ready to throw the baby out the window, using a baby bouncer. Considering that this was a movie for young children, it seemed inappropriate.

We are originally from a different culture, and I might perceive offensive things that are acceptable in North America.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: no opinion
—Ela, age 36 (Canada)

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Movie Critics

…Instead of taking us deeper into a child's reality the way “Inside Out” did, “The Boss Baby” is at once overly busy and oddly detached from a child's reality. …
—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

…the title character is entertaining enough to please just about everyone except cranky critics who have overanalyzed this funny cartoon. …
—Sandy Kenyon, WABC TV

…“The Boss Baby” has some hilarious moments. If, that is, you’re a grown-up. It’s a movie whose story is aimed at the siblings of newborns — the 8-and-under crowd, more or less. They’ll follow the plot for most of the way; they just might be puzzled by their accompanying parent’s reactions. “What’s so funny, Dad?”…
—Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

“The Boss Baby” is a bun needing more time in the oven, some rethinking of what sort of animated comedy it wishes to be. …
—Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times

…ruin your kids’ weekend with , an unsettling talking-infant farce that doubles as an unsettling Pop Capitalist saga for the age of the corporate citizen. …with the voice of Alec Baldwin in full slithery-syrup elitist mode… [C]
—Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

…An energized Alec Baldwin is comically commanding in this animated confection from DreamWorks…
—Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter

…A meme pretending to be a movie… [1½/4]
—Oliver Jones, Observer

…Grown-up life lessons in a family-friendly animated comedy… [3/4]
—Pat Padua, The Washington Post

…It’s a great premise for a movie, but it could have been so much more. …layers on the jokes, and the ideas, and the feels. It indulges in chaos. …
—Megan Garber, The Atlantic

…Very strong moral worldview with a very clear pro-life message…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide