The Boss Baby trailer

After spending the past few months playing one incredibly immature businessman, Alec Baldwin will be lending his voice to another in The Boss Baby. It’s an entire movie built around the oft-repeated joke that babies are the real bosses in the household, running their parents ragged with their ever-changing whims. In this film, though, the only one who can see the baby for what he really is is his older brother, who seems to resent this newcomer for sucking up all the attention in the household. Watch The Boss Baby trailer below. 

The Boss Baby Trailer

As it turns out, the boss baby isn’t just barking orders into his phone for the sake of it. It’s all part of some giant plot to… rid the world of puppies, or something. Apparently, the baby thinks there’s not enough love to go around, and that puppies are taking up too much of the affection from adults.

I suppose any movie that’s got Alec Baldwin playing a businessman (even a pint-sized one) will have trouble resisting the temptation to reference Glengarry Glen Ross, but the “cookies are for closers” line isn’t doing anything to battle the perception that some of the jokes in this are kind of stale.

The Boss Baby is in theaters March 31, 2017.

DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY. THE BOSS BABY is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ THE BOSS BABY is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.

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