Timothy "Tim" Templeton is the firstborn son to Mr. and Mrs. Templeton. He is seven years old and is shown to be quite the imaginative boy and she likes her life as an only child. One morning he wakes up to the sound of the alarm clock and looks out the window to see a taxi arriving. Out of the taxi, appears Boss Baby dressed in a suit. A shocked Mavis runs downstairs to confront his parents only to see them introduce him to his new younger brother.
Tim quickly gets very jealous of his new baby brother as he takes up all the time and attention of his parents. Tim tries to tell his parents that the baby is not normal and is manipulating them into doing what he wants. This is seen true when his parents leave the room and Boss Baby begins to give a sour look at Tim and begin to fight. His parents, of course, side with the baby when Tim blames him as they just see the baby acting as a baby does.
During the nights, Tim is unable to sleep because of Boss Baby's crying and his parents buzzing around the house trying to calm the young baby. He grows to resent his new younger brother.
One night, Tim expects his parents to tuck her in, hug, kiss him, tell him stories and sing his songs in order for him to sleep, a special tradition that occurred before the arrival of Boss Baby but his parents have fallen asleep from exhaustion in the living room and when Tim hears a phone ring and realizes it isn't the home phone from the living phone, he follows the ringing to his younger brother's quarters, and he notices that it was the baby's toy phone. There, he finds out that his suspicions are correct and that Boss Baby can talk and has been manipulating Tim's parents. Tim reveals himself and calls Boss Baby out resulting in Boss Baby trying to cover it up with baby speak but failing. Eventually Boss Baby reveals himself to Tim and explains what he's doing, steal Tim's parents' time and attention away from him. Tim threatens the baby with exposure of his ability to talk but Boss Baby knows they won't believe Tim.
The following day, Tim figures out that the only way for his parents to believe him is if he manages to find proof of the baby's ability to speak by recording him. He prepares technology as a hearing device, a mask, tape recorder, etc. to get evidence. He rushes through the hallway like a ninja and trips on a toy in the staircase leading to his tumbling downstairs only to be discovered by a group of babies led by Boss Baby. Jimbo is about to drool in his mouth, led by Tim screaming loudly, when him parents walk into the room and the babies resume acting like ordinary babies. After the parents leave, the babies decide to begin their meeting. Tim stays from a distance to record their voices and plans with her tape recorder but this plan is stopped as Boss Baby orders Jimbo to create interference with his rattle.
During this time, Mavis manages to listen in on the problems of Boss Baby and his associates. She finds out about Baby Corp's problem of puppies stealing the love away from babies. This would lead to parents having less babies, preferring puppies instead and bankrupting the company. Worst of all, she learns that PuppyCo is to reveal a new breed of puppy (the Forever Puppy) that is said to put all of babykind in jeopardy. During this meeting, the parents once again walk in and begin to take pictures of the babies in their "play meeting". After they leave, Boss Baby utters how embarrassing it was to have to behave like a baby, Mavis manages to record this one line and has the proof to show this to his parents. The babies quickly grew wind of this plan and attempted to confiscate the tape to not reveal their identity. The babies begin to chase Mavis. Mavis is about to enter the room where her parents are before the babies arrive to detain her and steal the recording. After a whole chase scene, which has the tape flying from the babies and Mavis, Mavis manages to escape with the tape to the second floor but Boss Baby follows her. A chase continues until Mavis opens the door to an out-of-control Boss Baby stuck inside a toy who rolls out of the house. Mavis, feeling victorious, heads to show her parents the proof in the house's office only to find out that Boss Baby is the one in the office. Mavis is flabbergasted as he saw Boss Baby leave the house out-of-control.
Boss Baby and Tim continue to fight and Tim is about to toss Boss Baby out of the window using a slingshot until caught by their parents. Boss Baby begins to cry loudly and the parents angrily ask Mavis what she's doing, she replies with "Nothing." and instead of Boss Baby, accidentally tosses the tape outside the window and onto the street where it gets run over by a passing car. Mrs. Templeton is furious at Mavis and decides to ground her for "three eternities". Mavis is next seen imaging herself inside a prison cell counting away her days until she's talked to by her wizard alarm clock. Eventually Boss Baby enters Mavis's "prison cell" or room to try and comfort the girl as he feels bad for what he did. Boss Baby offers Mavis if she wants to see what BabyCo is and what their plan is. Mavis agrees and both of them use special BabyCo pacifiers to transform themselves into holograms and see the BabyCo building. There, Mavis asks if this is where babies come from. Boss Baby confirms this and Tim, whispering, tells Boss Baby what his parents told him about where babies come from only to see Boss Baby wince in disgust and disagreeing.
Boss Baby explains what keeps the babies young forever, which is their milk formula. He shows her the problem that puppies are stealing the love of adults from babies which has them is a state of distress. Boss Baby then shows the Hall of Popular and Most Acknowledged Boss Babies. Here, Boss Baby shows Mavis someone he admires, Super Colossal Big Fat Boss Baby. After Boss Baby witnesses his boss ask about Boss Baby and his progress of finding out what the new type of puppy PuppyCo is planning to release and if he doesn't he'd be fired. Mavis is forced out of this hologram state and back to the real world where she has to deal with a stressing-out Boss Baby. Mavis agrees to help Boss Baby in order to remove him from her household.
Boss Baby and Mavis check their parents' files when they are asleep in the living room. Eventually they find out that they're going to reveal this new puppy in Las Vegas. They also find out that Take Your Son to Work Day is approaching and that with that, they can enter PuppyCo and extract the information they need but since Tim is grounded, they are unsure if they will be able to go. They agree that the only way for Tim to be allowed to go is if he proves that the siblings have grown to love each other which will lead to the parents ungrounding Tim though they both reluctantly agree. This leads to Mavis trying to feed Boss Baby, Mavis trying to put on a sailor suit on Boss Baby for a photo shoot and Mavis reading Hansel & Gretel to Boss Baby. The parents see this and are happy about this.
The next day, Mavis is woken up by her parents and is surprised and happy to hear that she's ungrounded and that her parents plan to take her on Take Your Son to Work Day by PuppyCo. Mavis asks if Boss Baby can go too and they agree. Eventually the family arrive at PuppyCo and see all the puppy-based attractions and rides. Mavis's parents offer Mavis the opportunity to spend a day alone with just them since they see that they haven't been spending too much time with her. Mavis looks as if she is going to accept this offer but refuses in order to continue Boss Baby and his mission to find out the new puppy. They understand but instruct them to stay in the Puppy Room. They find out a large door with a guard that doesn't allow children or unauthorized personnel. The two siblings organize a plan to sneak the baby in using a puppy suit (what seems embarrasing to the Boss Baby), pretending to be a puppy through the Puppy Door. This leads to crazy hi-jinx but the two manage to slither inside the restricted space.
The two stumble upon a room with many files and folders. Mavis and Boss Baby arrive to see a confidential file on a pedestal. Mavis stops Boss Baby from simply taking it though saying that she's seen this before and that they have to replace the current file with another file so they don't trigger the trap. They succeed but Boss Baby becomes too excited and accidentally drools on the replacement file triggering the trap which leads to large domino effect which ends with the two captured. The file they took is shown to be a decoy and they see a man in a puppy suit reveal himself. Then later, Francis E. Francis confronts the baby and Tim. Baby Boss asks why Francis Francis is doing what he's doing. Francis E. Francis reveals his identity and story to the two. Francis E. Francis is actually Boss Baby's idol, Super Colossal Big Fat Boss Baby who had grown up after he was fired from BabyCo because he was lactose intolerant so he couldn't drink the eternal youth formula leading to him ageing and him being less popular among the babies leading to eventual replacement with Boss Baby's current boss. Francis E. Francis was sent to a farmer's family where he grew up with only revenge in his mind. Eventually Francis reveals that the puppy he plans to reveal is a puppy that never ages by using the key component of the babies' eternal youth formula which is unknowingly brought to Francis via Boss Baby.
Francis then tells him of his plans to take Mr. and Mrs. Templeton to Las Vegas while leaving Mavis and Boss Baby under Eugene's care, who will be dressed as a nanny. Eventually, they are released and Francis's plans continue without interruption as Mavis and Boss Baby are trapped inside their own home under the supervision of Eugene. Mavis comes up with a plan to make Boss Baby appear sick and vomit but the vomit is artificial and blasted through a vacuum cleaner. Eugene is disgusted by this ordeal and retreats to puke in the toilet. Boss Baby and Mavis trap Eugene's head in the toilet and proceed to run away using Mavis's bike. Eugene continues to follow the two even with a toilet on their head. The two and Eugene engage in a chase heading towards the airport to stop their parents from leaving to Las Vegas with their parents. Boss Baby calls upon the aid of his associates. The triplets, Jimbo and Stacey succeed in stalling Eugene but are unable to stop him. Eventually Mavis's bike loses its training wheels which causes Mavis to panic as Mavis is unable to ride a bike without training wheels. Boss Baby helps Mavis though and she becomes able to ride her bike without the wheels. They manage to lose Eugene. The two arrive at the airport and are very close to their parents but Boss Baby begins reverting to a normal baby as his formula was stolen by Francis. Mavis is forced to return to retrieve Boss Baby but that causes them to waste time and Francis manages to quickly escort the parents into the plane before Mavis and Boss Baby are able to interact with them.
This causes Mavis and Boss Baby to go into a fight as they believe that they have failed and that there's no hope. Eventually Boss Baby leaves in a rage leaving Mavis to be sad. Mavis stays crouched near the window to the airstrip for hours until she receives a call from Boss Baby who reconcile and decide that they can still make it to Las Vegas via a plane by the Elvis Convention. They steal an Elvis outfit from a man in the bathroom and make their onto the plane where they find themselves in first class where Mavis teaches Boss Baby how to use his imagination. They arrive in Las Vegas and decide to hitch a ride with some greaser boys to the Las Vegas Convention Center. But it is revealed that Eugene managed to follow them dressed himself as an Elvis impostor. They make their way to the reveal of the eternally young puppy. Everyone in the convention, including Eugene, is awe-struck at how adorable the puppy is. Boss Baby protects Mavis from seeing it. Mavis eventually grabs the attention of her parents, prompting them to ask why the kids are not home. Francis, in a panic, throws the parents inside the reveal box. Mavis and Boss Baby follow a fleeing Francis to a room with a large rocket full of eternally young puppies that is to be sent to deliver puppies all over the world.
Mavis and Boss Baby manage to escape Eugene again and confront Francis. Francis tries to bring Mavis to his side, telling her that they were both neglected and had their love stolen away from babies. Mavis stays on Boss Baby's side. The two are eventually defeated by Eugene and are left hanging on a railing over a pot of anti-ageing formula. Fortunately, the two use their imagination to imagine a pirate battle and manage to overpower Francis and instead toss him into the anti-ageing formula. They're about to stop the rocket from flying off but Mavis hears her parents' cry for help and she goes to help them. The hatch of the rocket opens and Boss Baby is on it right before it takes off. Boss Baby, unfortunately, reverts back to a normal baby and Mavis needs to lower him from there before it takes off. Mavis sings one of her parents' songs and he calms the crying baby down and manages to lower him from the hatch. She gives Boss Baby a drop of the pure anti-ageing formula transforming back to normal. Francis, reverted back to a baby, surfaces from the formula intent on revenge.
He is stopped by Eugene who gives him a pacifier and leaves to raise Francis the right way this time. Mavis and Boss Baby return to free their parents and their mission is complete. Boss Baby bids farewell to his associates and Mavis. But Mavis and Boss Baby had grown to love each other and begin to miss each other. Because the parents will be worried about the baby while he's gone, their memories of Boss Baby are wiped by the BabyCo workers and life resumes as normal One of the workers offer Mavis if she wants to forget about the baby, but she refuses. But one day, Mavis sends a letter to Boss Baby that has a callback to a conversation they had near the beginning of the film. An ecstatic Boss Baby leaves his office running, breaks the BabyCo system by messing with the love pie chart and he rips off all his clothes and heads to the baby conveyor belt from the first seat to return as the Templetons' youngest child. The scene with Boss Baby arriving in a taxi is repeated but this time when Mavis is introduced to Boss Baby, she embraces the baby and they grow up together and have a happy ending.
In the end (the future), we skip to Mavis telling her daughter the story while giving birth. Mavis's daughter wonders about if that is exactly the way it happens but she asks her to ask her uncle, who is now a grown-up Boss Baby as the three refer to Mavis's daughter's newest sibling. A daughter, who comes dressed in a suit much like Boss Baby did in the beginning of the movie.
- His Voice Actor, Miles Christopher Bakshi, has appeared in other DreamWorks productions, namely Shrek Forever After, Shrek the Halls and Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos.
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