How many times as a kid did you grumble or wish that you could be an adult? How many times did you wish you could call your own shots and be your own boss or not have grown-ups bossing you around and telling you what to do? I know that very idea crossed my mind on numerous occassions as a child! I couldn’t wait to be grown and now that I am, there are days when I wish I could go back intime. Once you grow up you can never go back. You can’t stop time, but every once in a while you do get a second chance.
When The Boss Baby hit theaters in 2017, critics and audiences divided into two camps. Those who felt the talking baby toon was hilarious and those who simply weren’t feeling it. Four years later, 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 under cover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers intro monstrous brats.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 under cover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers intro monstrous brats.The Boss Baby: Family Business explores sibling rivalry and how that underlying jealousy can tear a family apart or bring them back together. Have we seen the evil plot premise where a hero needs to save the day to bring order back into the fold? Of course. But, I simply can’t resist any film that engratiates talking babies or animals. So, it suffices to say that I am on the team that enjoyed this sequel for what it is, simple wholesome family fun!
Directed by Tom McGrath, the estranged Templeton brothers Tim (James Marsden) and Teddy (Alec Baldwin) take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours. Together, they go under cover to prevent an evil genius (Jeff Goldblum) from turning fellow toddlers intro revolutinary brats attempting to overthrow what is perceive as the “age of parents.” Along the way we get to watch a hilarious fight for the baby bottle formula to the tune of “Time Warp” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” while baby Tina (Amy Sedaris) has a teddy bear tea party and Transformer babies being made from Mentos. At the end of the day, an age old lesson is reinforced that even though childhood doesn’t last forever…family always does. Take some well deserved family time this holiday weekend and catch Boss Baby: Family Business at a theater near you or stream via Peacock TV.