Boss Baby is a surprisingly charming take on juvenile insecurity and rivalry. If you have gone through these as a kid, you would be delighted by this imaginative reminder.
Boss Baby surprised me. I watched it only because there wasn’t anything else interesting at the time slot I wanted. I also walked into the cinema expecting DreamWorks’ usual formula of street talking and pop reference gags. These usual suspects were all there, but unexpectedly purely to complement the original theme of Marla Frazee’s book. It was just minutes in the movie before I was hopelessly charmed by its whimsical celebration of juvenile imagination and sibling dynamics.
Just to be clear, I’m not saying that the plot is great. The novelty of a smart-mouth baby gets tired quickly, and it wasn’t long before I wished he stop dispensing corporate clichés or taking one of his special naps. What kept the viewing experience alive for me was how so many of the conflicts between Boss Baby and Tim were obviously inspired by typical real-life contentions between brothers. Little bro wrecking big bro’s beloved toy. Big brother going all out to snitch on younger bro. Etc. Added to these are various sly observations about the perceptions of children. Every boom is an atomic blast. All furniture are so tall, even if merely adult height. A nostalgic magic is infused into the whole movie thanks to all these. It made me long to be in Tim’s world. If only because I had once been there.
Lastly, I absolutely loved the first credits scene. What the World Needs Now is Love might not exactly have perfect lyrics for the story. But the dreamy drift of it certainly wraps up the movie very well.
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