‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ | Movie Review


Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris

Directed By:

Tom McGrath

Written By:

Marla Frazee, Michael McCullers

The Templeton brothers—Tim and his Boss Baby little bro Ted—have drifted away from each other after becoming adults. But a new boss baby with a cutting-edge approach and a can-do attitude is about to bring them together again … and inspire a new family business.

Alec Baldwin and James Marsden have chemistry, we’ve seen that from the first film. In the sequel, it feels much more like they were forced to come back and record due to contractual obligations. The story is all over the place, our main villain is voiced by Jeff Goldblum and though I absolutely love him in everything he also is just not given enough to utilize him the right way.

The humor in kids’ movies can vary from being nuanced enough for kids to get it and parents to laugh at another layer of the joke. Boss Baby: Family Business just goes straight for the whoopie cushion. The jokes are just kinda lazy, not harmful but not meriting more than a mere chuckle throughout the movie.

If you weren’t a fan of the original , you are not going to like this. If you found the original passable and wanna give this a shot go in with lower expectations and you’ll likely have a decent time watching with the kids. For me, this is a pretty big miss, and for a film recommendation, I really can’t say I’d tell anyone wanting to be entertained this week to watch this. It’s a strictly distract the kid’s film, and maybe not the best one.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty is a film critic and creator of PatrickBeattyReviews.com and the Gaggle of Geeks Podcast network. Watch him Friday’s on ABC4 Good Things Utah talk about movies and follow all his work in the link below.

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