When we first saw the trailers for The Boss Baby film we knew it was right up our street and M was desperate to go to the cinema to see it. Lucky for him, my mum also wanted to see it and took him one Saturday afternoon for some one of one time. He came back full of tales about how great it was and I was a tiny bit jealous I hadn’t been able to go (there was no way L was ready to sit through a full film in a cinema). So, when I was offered the DVD in exchange for an honest review I jumped at the chance.
If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know what this film is about, here’s the blurb from the back of the DVD:
DreamWorks Animation presents the fun-filled, feel-good comedy of the year, The Boss Baby! Seven-year-old Tim Templeton suddenly finds his share of parental love plummeting when his new baby brother (Alec Baldwin) arrives – wearing a suit and toting a briefcase – and makes it clear to everyone that he’s in charge. But when Tim discovers the Boss Baby is on a secret mission, he reluctantly agrees to team up with his pint-sized sibling for an epic adventure that might just change the world.
The four of us sat down and watched this all together and it was fantastic. As with all great kids films these days there was plenty of humour aimed at the parents too and we all had a good laugh. Even L sat through the whole film which is extremely rare. In fact, as I’m writing this M and L have both disappeared off to watch it again.
Not only is this an extremely funny film, but it touches on a subject that a lot of children are faced with and may be uncertain about – What happens when mum and dad have to split their love between more than one child? It handles those scary feelings and emotions in a brilliant way and the relationship between the two boys is great to watch as an unwanted bond begins to form between them.
If you haven’t seen it before I can highly recommend it and whether you’ve seen it or not I have a great activity pack for you to download completely free. It comes courtesy of DreamWorks and contains some lovely colouring pages and puzzles:
If that isn’t enough entertainment for you, here’s a quick clip with Lisa Kudrow (Mum) and Jimmy Kimmel (Dad) discussing their childhood and which of the children they most resembled, and Alec Baldwin talks about which of his kids would fill each role.