At the end of “The Boss Baby,” when you’re reading the credits, learning what actor did the voice of which animated character, it’s got to cross your mind that nothing adds up. That the story makes absolutely no sense. That the script uses something akin to magic fairy dust as an explanation for cleaning up the corner the story has painted itself into. But even so, this newest feature from Dreamworks is silly enough for young kids to enjoy and subversively funny enough to keep the attention of adults. It’s about Tim (voice by Miles Bakshi, grandson of animator Ralph Bakshi), a happy 7-year-old boy with a loving mom and dad (Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel) and a very active imagination, the resulting adventures of which are splayed out all over the screen. There’s plenty of family time, and mom and dad even gather at his bedside each night to sing him his favorite song: The Beatles’ “Blackbird” (which is heard ad nauseam, and later leads to a subtle John Lennon/Paul McCartney joke). But Tim’s parents catch him off guard one night, asking what he thinks about the idea of having a baby brother. Suddenly the film makes a leap to some otherworldly big, bright place, a sparklingly clean factory, of sorts, where babies are seated on conveyor belts, heading to their destinies, all to the inexplicable accompaniment of Fred Astaire singing “Cheek to Cheek.” Yes, the lyrics include “Heaven, I’m in heaven,” but it’s about slow dancing. (It’s also played over and over.) Thank goodness the film moves along at such a rapid clip, little music-related oddities probably won’t be noticed by most viewers (sorry for bringing it up), and soon attention is turned to the premise that the folks in charge at this place — Baby Corp — are constantly looking for character traits with their new tots. There’s a simple test: If you’re tickled, and you laugh, you go to a family. If you’re tickled, and you don’t laugh, you’re pulled out, fed a special formula that keeps you in the shape of a baby, and made a member of the Baby Corp management team. One member of that team, who remains nameless in the film, arrives at the home of mom and dad and Tim, in a cab, wearing a dark suit, and carrying a briefcase. This doesn’t seem to be a problem for mom and dad, who welcome him in, bend backward and forward and run around and wear themselves out every time their new son coos or cries. But suddenly all attention is turned to him and away from poor Tim, who is wary of this suit and briefcase business, and of the nasty looks he gets from this demanding little tyrant. Tim’s concerns ratchet up a few notches when he discovers that the new baby can talk, and does so, in the voice of Alec Baldwin, on the phone, saying to some mysterious person, “I have the parents under control, but I think the kid is on to me.” For reasons that are absurd — they involve the cuteness competition between babies and puppies — this all becomes a movie about the treacherous lengths one company (Baby Corp) would take to drive another one (Puppyco) out of business. It’s also a revenge story, involving a character named Francis Francis (Steve Buscemi), that’s just too complicated to get into here. There’s funny dialogue, there are tired cliches, there’s some good slapstick. But all of that is overshadowed, in a good way, by the presence of Alec Baldwin playing a conniving, cold-hearted businessman who happens to look like a baby. It’s too bad that the script tries to pack in much more than is needed, from the introduction of a special pacifier that sends whoever has it in their mouth on a psychedelic virtual trip to Baby Corp, to the addition of a pack of Elvis impersonators, which inevitably relocates the story to Las Vegas where there’s a showdown between the baby company and the puppy company. All of the main characters end up on that road for a climactic ending that includes a rocket ship (what the heck?), followed by, oh, no, additional renditions of “Blackbird” and “Cheek to Cheek.” — Ed Symkus writes about movies for More Content Now. “The Boss Baby” Written by Michael McCullers; directed by Tom McGrath With Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi Rated PG