People say your life would be much easier when you are the only kids in home. It can be true since you have 100% love of your parents. Having a brother and sister is somehow threatening. We are threatened to get less love and shared attention. That may be what The Boss Baby want us to see. In this film, all human (or baby) are are made, not born. This plot is cliche actually. There is other film like Storks have the similar plot. But, this film take it further by telling what will happen when a total stranger come and be your brother.
The story revolves around the happy and imaginative life of a young boy named Timothy Templeton. He is living his day with having fun with their parents, Ted and Janice. He even wishes to always be three of us living the day but all of sudden it is changing into a disaster. A business suit-wearing infant shows up in a taxi at his house. His parents call him Tim’s little brother but he refuses to accept the new reality. The baby acts odd around him. He is even talking and bossy. Seeing an opportunity to be rid of him, Tim decides to record a meeting between the baby and other toddlers in his house. The meeting is all about setting up a plan to take back people’s love from puppies. However, Tim got no evidence at all and it leads his parents to ground him for three weeks.
This situation is bad both for Tim and the Boss Baby. The boss baby then takes Tim to Baby Corp, a place where infants like him work. He also tells Tim why he infiltrated Tim’s family: because his parents work for Puppy Co. The company will announce the new cute puppy soon and The Boss Baby need to stop it. Tim then agrees to help The Boss Baby on the mission but the true enemy is founder of Puppy Co., Francis E. Francis. His company develops forever puppy to steal love from baby as a revenge. He used to be the head of Baby Corp. but somehow the “Secret Baby Formula” didn’t work for him. In Las Vegas, during the presentation, Francis locks Tim’s parents up while launching a rocket with Forever Puppies in the inside. Tim and Boss Baby fight with him, and then push him into the formula. Francis reverts back to baby and The Boss Baby decides to be part of the Templeton family. He is now living as Tim’s little brother with the name Theodore Lindsey.
I personally think that The Boss Baby is very funny. The animation and sound effects are so superbly rendered. I really like the fantasy sequences. They are exaggerating but enjoyable. The Boss Baby has interesting visual textures and a few good jokes to deliver big laughs from the audiences. The film is cleverly taking on sibling rivalry that should appeal both to children. It is something we face in the family, right? Instead of take me deeper into childhood life, The Boss Baby brings some laughs when you have to share your greatest childhood with someone else.
Producers : Ramsey Ann Naito
Directors : Tom McGrath
Writers : Michael McCullers
Starring : Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Miles Bakshi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire