Wondering if The Boss Baby: Family Business is ok for kids? The Boss Baby 2 is rated PG for rude humor, mild language, and animated action. Is The Boss Baby: Family Business kid friendly? Yes, mostly for all kids once you get past some crass humor for the younger crowd, aka the butt jokes. Here’s what parents need to know in The Boss Baby: Family Business Parents Guide.
Is The Boss Baby 2 Kid Friendly?
The Boss Baby is back except he’s all grown up. Now adults, Tim Templeton (James Marsden) is a stay-at-home dad for two daughters, while his estranged brother, Ted (Alec Baldwin), is a big-shot CEO. After they both take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours, they must join forces with Tim’s secret-agent daughter, and go under cover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers into monstrous brats.
Why is The Boss Baby: Family Business rated PG? Mostly for action and language.
There is no profanity, but there is a use of hell and words like stupid and dumb which little ones may pick up on. There is also a use of g-d.
The content is much like the first Boss Baby with some crass jokes involving butts, also showing naked animated behinds for laughs. There is also a scene involving nipple twisting.
Parents should know there is some animated violence with fighting, punching, kicking, and babies with swords. There is also a car explosion.
Is The Boss Baby: Family Business Appropriate for Kids Under 8?
The Boss Baby 2 is just silly and ridiculous. I would recommend it for kids ages 6 and up as long as you don’t mind some of the jokes and action. It really is geared to the younger crowd with the blatant immaturity. I prefer a smarter comedy or heartfelt (Pixar’s Luca), but kids do love the Boss Baby, and that’s ok. This movie’s for them.
While I missed some of the originality from the first, I did appreciate the additions of Marsden and Jeff Goldblum to the cast. Goldblum really makes everything better. His quirk is a welcome wackiness.
The movie felt a bit chaotic without much continuity. It’s just one gag after another. And maybe that’s to keep short attention spans moving from one thing to the next.
The Boss Baby: Family Business isn’t the best movie, and adults may tire of the same old thing, but kids will most likely enjoy the craziness. It’s hard to resist fighting babies with those animated big eyes.