By Madison Brown

The Mirror
Staff Writer

The plot was wrapped into a sweet little box and it was obvious what this film wanted us to remember: family is family and we can’t change that.

ENTERTAINMENT

Boss Baby Review

January 24, 2017

FEATURE:MOVIE REVIEW: The witty humor delivered by Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel might just sail over your head.


Amidst this wild ride called the end of the semester, I’m sure we could all use a break. Seriously. Which is good, because “The Boss Baby” was released at the end of March.

It stars one Alec Baldwin as—get this—the boss baby and Miles Bakshi as his 7-year-old brother, Tim.

Tim was always the only child, the light of his parents’ life. When the birth of his brother comes, his imagination is the only thing he can turn to.

On the day the new baby comes home, Tim finds his brother is actually an agent from BabyCorp sent to stop the rise of the corporations enemies, who are none other than PuppyCo. The antagonistic company has been created to steal the love and adoration from babies to be directed at the puppies of the world.

Early reviews caused some parents to be concerned with the content of “The Boss Baby.”

IMDB reviews were littered with comments saying extremely positive characters (aka protagonist Tim) can cause “damaging mindsets” for their children. For some reason, parent-reviewers seem to think that positivity and innocence is damaging even though they strongly censor what they let their children watch.

I can assure you, other than some poorly-crafted fart jokes, you and your younger siblings will not have negative reactions.

Although the usual movie parents can be bland and thoughtless, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel never fail to disappoint with their witty humor that might just sail over your head. The jokes are a bit outdated (mostly spoofs on Baldwin’s past movies) and are heavy with political satire, which is to be expected, considering Baldwin is seemingly just expanding on his hit “Saturday Night Live” impression of our President. Of course, most jokes in the movie are geared towards its younger audiences.

Overall, The Boss Baby is a good film for what it is, especially considering the entire movie was geared towards engaging toddlers. The ending was no surprise. The plot was wrapped into a sweet little box and it was obvious what this film wanted us to remember: family is family and we can’t change that.