Boss Baby offers a cuteness overload
A TALE of sibling rivalry told from the point of view of a fanciful seven-year-old and starring Alec Baldwin as the infant brother ... what could possibly go wrong?
The only son of two doting parents (Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow), Tim Templeton spends most of his waking hours immersed in a rich and vivid imaginary world.
It’s hardly surprising, then, that his version of the events surrounding his baby brother’s life-altering arrival takes a familiar narrative in wild and unexpected new directions.
Boss Baby is an alien creature who exerts some kind of strange and malevolent power over Tim’s mother and father, causing them behave in an odd and uncharacteristic manner.
Tim’s feelings of abandonment are also instantly recognisable.
But Boss Baby (Baldwin) also wears a suit and tie, carries a briefcase.
Tim’s suspicions that his infant brother is not what he seems are confirmed when he catches his sibling one night on the phone to “head office”.
Boss Baby works for an organisation that pops out babies on a conveyor belt, dispatching them to waiting families with minimal fuss.
Recently, however, Baby Corp has been losing a significant proportion of its market share to tail-wagging puppy dogs.
It’s Boss Baby’s mission to remedy this intolerable state of affairs.
The film is jauntily paced and the animation is beautifully rendered. The baby assembly line, for example, is a heavenly combination of cuteness and humour.
- Sunshine Coast Daily.
MISCHIEF: A scene from Boss Baby.