The Boss Baby: Family Business (Blu-ray) – Movie Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Tom McGrath
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Duration: 107 minutes

The Boss Baby: Family Business (Blu-ray) – Movie Review

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In 2017 the world got acquainted with Dreamworks’ new franchise, The Boss Baby. The movie was quite well received and the creators saw potential in fleshing out the world of The Boss Baby even further. Instead of immediately making a sequel after the 2017 movie, the creators opted for a series, that also received a fair amount of attention. Sadly, this series was a watered-down version of the original movie, with cast members that didn’t live up to the quality of the original film. Now, however, the cranky diaper-wearing manager is back in The Boss Baby: Family Business, and we had front row seats.

The Boss Baby: Family Business tells us the story of Tim (James Marsden), the brother of ‘Boss Baby’ Ted (Alec Baldwin). Tim is now all grown up and has a family of his own. He is happy as a stay-at-home dad and takes good care of his two lovely daughters. Sadly, it seems that he is losing his connection with his eldest daughter, Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt), who is quite eager to grow up quicker. Tabitha is very gifted and she attends a school that is filled to the brim with other gifted children, and the school’s headmaster, Dr. Armstrong (Jeff Goldblum), only seems to expect more and more of the children.

At the same time, it is revealed that Tim’s youngest daughter, Tina (Amy Sedaris), is now the ‘new’ Boss Baby, and actually has a mission for Ted that involves investigating the activities of Dr. Armstrong. She decides to lure Ted to Tim’s by claiming that Tabitha fell off the family’s pony. Ted comes rushing to Tim, only for him to be tricked by Tina into becoming a baby again. Tim, of course, doesn’t want to be left out and also drinks the elixir that was prepared by Tina, and thus he also joins in on the mission. Both Tim and Ted are enrolled in the same school as Tabitha now, and for Tim, it’s hard not to keep an eye on Tabitha, as she is clearly dealing with something as well.

The flow of this movie is actually surprisingly good. We loved seeing Ted and Tim all grown up before they reverted to their younger selves. The story is nicely presented, and Tim’s struggle of letting go of his childhood and his kids is actually beautiful to see, while it also tugs heavily at the heartstrings. There’s more than enough information being dealt out when needed, and the movie also has a healthy dose of action making sure things don’t get too bland or boring. We also thoroughly enjoyed the idea behind the villain for this movie, who is appropriately voiced by Jeff Goldblum, who lends his eccentric characteristics to the somewhat diabolical Dr. Armstrong.

Even though several famous actors and actresses lend their voices to this production, it’s mainly a party of five that steals the show here. For the biggest part of the film, you’ll hear the performances of Alec Baldwin, James Marsden, Amy Sedaris, Ariana Greenblatt, and Jeff Goldblum as the main characters. These great cast members are backed up by other veterans such as Lisa Kudrow, Eva Longoria, and Jimmy Kimmel. Overall, it’s a great blend of talent, and the performances are very convincing.

The Blu-ray version of The Boss Baby: Family Business comes with a proper amount of extras. You’ll once again have the standard commentaries and behind-the-scenes footage, but also a few fun extras for a younger audience. There’s a short story to be found on the disc that revolves around Precious Pony, but also a few arts and crafts tutorials and a bit of music. All in all, you’re getting your money’s worth when you opt for a physical copy of the film.


The Boss Baby: Family Business is one of those franchises where the sequel is actually better than the original. We very much enjoyed the story of this new movie, and the flow and presentation were spot-on. After the credits started rolling, we were treated to a lot of special features, and the overall experience is great for a family movie night, or just to unwind if you’re into animated movies. We do hope the series ends on a high note and stops making new content.

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