Baby Boy 2001 R CC

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(181) IMDb 6.4/10
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Ten years after the release of the seminal "Boyz N the Hood," acclaimed director John Singleton returns to the same inner-city L.A. neighborhood for the story of a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy" facing the commitments of real life.

Starring:
Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Runtime:
2 hours, 10 minutes

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Baby Boy

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Comedy
Director John Singleton
Starring Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson
Supporting actors Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass, Candy Ann Brown, A.J. Johnson, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, Angell Conwell, Kareem J. Grimes, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Kaylan Bolton, Kylan Bolton, Freez Luv, Mo'Nique, Juanita Jennings, Liris Crosse, Sylvester Robinson, Maasai Singleton, Mario Jackson
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

I bought this movie when it first came out some years ago...it is still one of my favorite movies!!!
Island_diva84
It was a real let down... i now have it on DVD and will never watch it again. waste of money... nothing like Singletons other movies Dont bother ...
Chris Sharp
Baby Boy is the best and most realistic film about Black people in South Central and other Urban communities in California.
FanOfTheArts

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Queen on December 30, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This movie is truthful. As much as we would hate to believe it, but relationships with your parents and your significant other is just like that with most people. There's usually always drama With urban people. Not to say that it's not that way with suburban people, but for some reason we "urban folks" almost always make the news. Anyhow Tyrese did a good job as Jody and I was quite suprised. He potrayed a lazy son, a decietful baby's daddy and a young man who had somewhat of a desire to do better, just caught up in temptation. His mother Addrienne Joi Johnson did a fair job, she looked rather young to be his mom, but isn't that truly the way it is. She didn't seem very supportive as a mom, but her part was to give some advice and to stand her ground on having a man in her life played by Ving Rhames. Tyrese main girl Taraji P. Henson did an excellent job playing her part as his baby's mom and the girl he truly cared for. We as women feel just like she did when it comes to a man we love, we want them to do right by us and if they dont, we express ourselves. We want them to leave if they cant act right, but we give them numerous chances to straighten up. This movie has numerous sex scenes, violence and profanity, not for the little ones it's truly an adult film. This movies has a pleasant ending. Check it out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Geminigirl on December 27, 2008
Format: DVD
I saw this movie when it was released and not again till last night. I was a fan of John Singleton's work and understood from interviews that his movies up to this point were his own "triology" of Black male life experiences in South Central L.A. This movie touched on a lot of ills in the Black community but didn't offer solutions tied up in a bow at the movie's end so to me it is an episodic few weeks in the life of one character, Jody aka "Baby Boy".

After my second viewing this isn't a movie that I'd add to my favorite list or that I want to see in entirety again though I would probably watch my favorite scenes from time to time. The pacing of the movie seems uneven to me - it was moving along fine until the Snoop character "Rodney" bogarts his way into Yvette's apartment after his release from jail during the final third of the movie. Clearly the character was only introduced to add tension to the story but I wonder how it would've turned out if Singleton had just focused on the factors and/or experiences that Jody faces during the movie that might have caused him to grow up and be a man and real father to his children and left the gangster bs out.

Like another reviewer, I was a little dismayed that education is not stressed as an option for Jody and his cousin P but as in real life, people only promote what they know which is why Jody's mom (AJ Johnson) stressed that he work but never suggested that he go to college.

I gave the disc 3 stars because I really enjoyed the special feature which I guess aired on Cinemax prior to the movie's release. I enjoyed all of the actors' comments regarding their characters and was surprised to hear Singleton state that he'd written this script for Tupac Shakur.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Williamson on February 17, 2002
Format: DVD
I have to admit, that this movie was really "Straight in your face". There were so many scenes that I really felt. I thought that this movie was just going to be another hood movie but the reality of the plot really hit home. You don't have to be from the hood to feel this movie.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tosiha on November 9, 2001
Althought Baby Boy doesn't measure up to your typical John Singleton movie,it gives you much to think about. Being young and in a 10-year relationship, I can certainly identify with the story line. It shows how black woman tolerate a lot of unappropriate behavior from our men and end up settling for less than what we deserve. It also shows how we subject our children to this criminal and violent behavior.
I think that it is more of a wake up call to the young parents of today, to let them know that they don't have to settle for less and the do deserve more. On another note, if a young black man should get anything out of this movie is to be responsible for himself and his family. Young relationships are constantly being tested and you have to be ready for all of those challanges.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tinabellmarie on May 27, 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movie definitely had the potential to be an eye-opener for young black 'baby boys', but in the end it missed its mark. While quite entertaining, it failed to make a sound statement for the socially conscious viewer,which might have been alright if it had been a comedy, but it was obvious it was intended to be a drama taken seriously. And for that reason alone, I am left somewhat disappointed. First, in how passive the girlfriend Yvette's character was. Even though she screamed at Jody all the time, she still basically said it was ok for him to cheat on her as long as it wasnt anyone she knew and as long as he didnt give her any diseases. Sad. He treats her horribly and even has another baby with another girl and she still keeps him. Even more sad. And although she finally kicks him out, she does nothing to get on with her life and instead mopes around the house and cries that he no longer loves her. Sadder still. But actually, what's TRULY sad is that her character probably IS 'keeping it real'. So many young girls today are JUST that insecure to allow such behavior from a man. But it would have been nice to see a stronger female role that could survive without someone who wasnt any good anyway.
But if her character had to stay the same then there could atleast have been a better ending for Jody's character. Am I the only one who didnt see a 'happy ending'? Is it just me or did nothing about Jody's character change? The only difference I noticed was that he was being nicer to his mom's boyfriend, which was only right. But it never showed that he got a job, and he still got into YVETTE's car and took out keys to YVETTE's apartment. What changed?! Looks like he went from living off of his mother to living off of Yvette.
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