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5/29/2017

Beautifully Bold and Brilliant: The Boss Baby at Chapter Arts.

Sunday seems to be our regular cinema day of late, so yesterday we went to to see The Boss Baby at Chapter Arts, a film our children have been desperate to see since they first saw the trailer! I mean, who doesn't want to see what a suit-wearing baby gets up to when he arrives in a taxi at Tim's home one morning.

The Boss Baby is on a mission, but Tim is onto him and in the end they decide to team up together to ensure Boss Baby doesn't lose his job and Tim gets his parents to himself once again.



I really didn't know what to expect, but as soon as the film began I was hooked with the simple (yet beautiful) addition of The Beatles Blackbird running from beginning to end, as well as What the World Needs Now Is Love and Cheek To Cheek.
Not only that, but there were so many laugh-out-loud comedy moments, from hilarious slapstick escapades between Tim and the baby to little moments such as Tim's Mom finding a spatula in his bed; I could relate to the parents on every level! I t reminded me of the amount of weird and wonderful discoveries I make when I tidy George and Molly's room!
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I absolutely adored the sentimentality of this movie. There's such scope for learning and understanding through watching it, and I think it's the perfect film for introducing the idea of a new baby to a child (or two!). I think it's a very heartfelt way of explaining how much fun a little brother or sister can and will be, despite the crying, pooping and attention required. It gives a full perspective of how i might feel at first, but how the situation can grown into something truly beautiful.

It also allows parents to see how the new arrival might affect the child/ren already within the household, because no matter what any of us may think, a new baby is exhausting and time consuming and even though things shift for a while, it's important for parents to be aware of their children's feelings.

Tim was, by far, my favourite character and one of the most moving scenes involved Tim giving Boss Baby a gift, a gift that means everything and more, and I admit it, I cried a lot at this point. Another moment between them included Boss Baby holding Tim's hand when he's scared or when Tim sings Blackbird to him to save his life; it was just so lovely and heartwarming.
 
There was so much sentimentality within the movie, as well as a deeply imaginative and bold side, as Tim adventured into his mind and turned bikes into boats, babies into zombies and taught Boss Baby how to be a real pirate. Their teamwork and relationship growth was so beautiful and it made me look at my own children, creating a swell of love inside my heart for their own beautiful relationship.

This film is now firmly on my Christmas 2017 list, it's clever, sentimental and makes children and adults see things from a different point of view, and there isn't anything wrong with that!

Boss Baby is running Wednesday 31st May at 2pm, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June at 3pm and Sunday 4th June at 11am.

Disclosure: I received tickets in exchange for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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