The Boss Baby
Cookies are for closers
Village Jam Factory - Sunday 19 March 2017, 10:40am
Running time: 97m
Country: United States
Classification: G (Very mild themes)
Release date: 23/03/17
Rating: 6/10 (ME 3/5, DP 3/5)
7 year old Tim (Miles Christopher Bakshi) is enjoying a delightful life with his parents (Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel) and his very active imagination, but all of that changes when his new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) arrives... in a suit. This unusual baby has arrived on an important mission, and the release of the cutest puppy ever threatens babies everywhere.
From the makers of Shrek, The Boss Baby is an animated film with broad appeal. The story is messy in places but the animation has a lovely retro look to it, particularly in the scenes set in Tim's imagination. The script is clever with the baby getting the best lines (and delivered with perfectly wry by Alec Baldwin) and, like many films pitched to family audiences, there is plenty for adults and children to both enjoy. It's dark at times and leaves a few uncomfortable questions to answer at the end, but great school holiday fun that will do well at the box office. Light and enjoyable.