Films directed toward kids often contain some sort of adoption theme. Think about some of the bigger animated hits of late: Kung Foo Panda, Big Hero 6,. Despicable Me, Jungle Book. Sometimes these themes are addressed with sensitivity and thoughtfulness; at other times, they seem written for the purpose of causing children from less-ideal situations some distress. Alec Baldwin’s latest hit, The Boss Baby, might just fall into the latter category.
Writing for the New York Times, adoptive dad John Anderson talks about some of the ups and downs he’s encountered while watching films with sensitive family themes.