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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This interactive special intends to entertain rather than to educate, and in at least one scene supports the idea that babies are created in a factory.
Some reassuring messages about family and sibling relationships, but since the nature of this interactive special means it jumps around a lot from one scene to another, there’s little continuity to the story that would allow those themes to stand out. Body-related humor like drooling is prevalent.
Positive Role Models
Villains’ desire for revenge drives the stories, though their efforts are mostly played for humor. Boss Baby can be condescending to his peers and his brother at times. Adults -- including the boys’ parents -- are cast as kind and loving but a little oblivious.
Violence & Scariness
Some mild peril that’s resolved quickly and without injury.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mention of kissing, and in one scene a loose allusion to the fact that romance and kissing can lead to a baby being born.
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Name-calling like "pipsqueak" and "bottle sucker." Also "stupid" in reference to events and circumstances, not characters.
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This special requires the knowledge of The Boss Baby and The Boss Baby: Back in Business to fully understand the characters and their relationships.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! is an interactive TV special that follows The Boss Baby and The Boss Baby: Back in Business, in which viewers make selections that drive the story and result in their being matched to one of Baby Corp's 16 employee positions. The movie's design encourages kids to watch and re-watch numerous times in order to see all of the possible scenes and outcomes (16 in all, as a character often reminds them). As in the previous productions in this franchise, villains are less scary than they are sources of comedy because of exaggerated characteristics and features, and all of the predicaments that arise are resolved quickly. Expect to hear some name-calling like "pipsqueak" and "bottle sucker," as well as put-downs like "stupid." This special won't have much appeal to viewers beyond those who already know and enjoy the series and its characters. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Young fans of the feature-length film and the Netflix follow-up series will enjoy this special that lets them have a hand in the story's direction and draws them into the action personally. Step outside of this demographic, though, and Get That Baby!'s appeal is pretty lackluster. It assumes you're already familiar with the characters and their previous encounters and that you know the basics of Baby Corp's operations. Try to jump into the story without that background, and the experience feels kind of like a series of only slightly related happenings and murky chronology.
The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! is simple enough even for young kids to control. As decision points in the story arise, icons on the bottom of the screen (usually two or three) indicate the viewer's choices. If time passes without a selection, the story proceeds with a default pick. Viewers also can return to previous decision points to change their choices, and when the episode concludes, they're given the opportunity to start over entirely. As Staci reminds them several times, there are 16 possible outcomes, which invites numerous rounds of watching and selecting.
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