Film Review: “The Boss Baby 2: Family Business” (2021)

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Do we have to be reminded that family is the most important thing on Earth? Maybe not for you or me, my most valuable reader. However, it does appear to be for some when it is taken for granted and valued only when that vulnerable link to the greatest happiness is lost forever.

The Templeton brothers, Ted (Alec Baldwin) and Tim (James Marsden) have grown older and apart. Tim is too busy to spend time with family, leaving his two children on his wife (Eva Longoria). Ted, on the other hand, does not have a family of his own, but became, as you imagine, a boss himself. Both brothers are successful one way or another. But their paths cross again when an emergency situation occurs, putting in danger the thing most dearest to their heart – their beloved family.

The film opens with Tim, who narrates his story once again. This time, he is a father of two girls, Tabitha (Ariana Greenblatt), an extremely smart girl and Tina (Amy Sedaris), who happens to be a secret agent working for BabyCorp. Tabitha looks up to her super uncle Ted, who she hopes to become like someday. With the admission to a unique school called Acorn Center for Advanced Childhood, it seems nothing could get better for the Templeton family until the moment when Tim realizes the dangerous situation the little children can be in, forcing him to reunite with his estranged brother to stop the enemy.

“The Boss Baby: Family Business” brings back director Tom McGrath to direct the sequel of his first successful and widely loved animated film, “The Boss Baby”. Thanks to Michael McCullers’ screenplay, you will be enjoying plenty of hilarious scenes, some of them too much to handle. Because they are overloaded with cuteness. Not to reveal much about the main villain, but the strategy used behind the vicious plan is quite interesting to think about. But all that is something you will find yourself too preoccupied to find out for yourself, as soon as you start watching it.

That said, “The Boss Baby: “Family Business” is a great animated film that delivers plenty of action scenes, the reunification of beloved characters from the first part, funny situations, a bit of drama and, of course, love, which the film is truly filled with.  It is smart, engaging and extremely entertaining. It is such a pleasure watching a story like this, learn from its characters and grow with them as they do throughout film. And that’s the most important part of the film – it never stops delivering, not even when you feel it should to slow down a bit. So expect no breaks from laughter and joy. Enjoy every single moment of “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and do not forget to cuddle a loved one in the end. Because if we’re not doing this, what else could we do as a family member?

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