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What Parents Should Know About Boss Baby: Family Business

The Boss Baby: Family Business Is Funny and Sweet — Here's What to Know Before Watching With Kids

THE BOSS BABY: FAMILY BUSINESS, (aka THE BOSS BABY 2), from left: Tina Templeton (voice: Amy Sedaris), Theodore Templeton (voice: Alec Baldwin), Tim Templeton (voice: James Marsden), 2021.  Universal Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

The highly anticipated sequel to The Boss Baby is here, and like its predecessor, it's a hilarious family film filled to the brim with corny jokes and physical comedy. The Boss Baby: Family Business is still about Tim and Ted Templeton, who are all grown up now, but there's a new boss baby in town — Tim's daughter, Tina. It isn't long before the brothers are reverted back to babies and on a new mission from BabyCorp to take down the villainous Dr. Armstrong. The sweet movie is filled with positive messages about loving and supporting your family, working together, and helping the people you love to succeed and grow.

However, there are a few things worth noting if you're planning on watching with young kiddos. Keep reading for what to be aware of before watching The Boss Baby: Family Business with your family either in theaters or on Peacock.

What Parents Should Know About The Boss Baby: Family Business

  1. There are lots of perilous situations, both pretend and real. The characters are constantly in danger, whether it be pretend — like swimming through lava during imaginary play — or something that's actually happening. All of the scenes are fleeting, but some are fairly intense. There are big falls, a near-drowning, chase scenes, and more. There are also some violent-ish scenes with "baby ninjas" — a questionable choice of character — who work for Dr. Armstrong and wield swords.
  2. Dr. Armstrong is diabolical and puts both kids and parents in danger. In addition to running a toxic and overly competitive school, he promotes child (baby) labor, develops an app that turns all of the students' parents into mind-controlled zombies, and puts Tim, Ted, and other characters in unsafe scenarios.
  3. There's some humor about bodies and body image. Although it's all meant to be in good fun, there are some jokes surrounding bodies. Tim and Ted get into a fight as kids and start pinching each other's nipples, there's a mention of losing "baby fat," and butts are rubbed in people's faces.
  4. Tim's daughter is bullied at school. Although it isn't one of the main themes, Tabitha's classmate Nate puts her down, makes fun of her, tells another kid he wants to see her fail, and is unnecessarily competitive — though that's also a product of their highly demanding school.
  5. It's a long movie! The runtime on this one is an hour and 47 minutes, so it might be a better one to watch at home on Peacock. Otherwise, plan for some in-theater bathroom breaks and potentially antsy kids, depending on their attention spans.
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