Whoa, hold on… against every preconceived instinct of mine, Boss Baby is actually really good. It’s way more visually creative than I was expecting — tons of stylized, morphing mise-en-scenes. The script is polished, with lots of fun payoffs and callbacks, and some legitimately funny jokes (also a decent amount of the expected Alec Baldwin talking about bodily functions in pseudo-corporate speak, though maybe less scatological than I feared).
The heart of the story about struggling to deal with a new sibling really got me good (not surprising given I have two daughters still figuring out how to play together).
It also has a charming, uncanny grossness about it all, kind of like Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (though not quite as good as that one).
Very Good (6/8)
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