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Baby Boy 2001 R CC

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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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
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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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By SID on September 24, 2002
Format: DVD
Singleton's solid direction didn't save the uneven pacings of this film , and not only the pacing, theres alot of Gap that occured here, i dont know what it is exactly but probably the lack of resolution and the absence of consequences that suppose to be given to some of the lead characters, i don't know maybe its just me, after Boyz n' the hood(1992) where the ending is brilliantly justified or the murkier 'Menace to Society' (1993), this one seems to be too easy going on facing the hard days yet to come, so i should probably blame it on the script.
The story opens with a fresh sequence on the definition of why a black male is defined as a baby boy, we are then introduced with the title character , Jody , A 20 yr old unachieving young man trying to break free off the directionless life on the street but seems to do little about it,instead he preffers the good old in and out and sampling other local females, despite already giving babies to his steady girlfriend and another mistress type of woman,oh yes, he also lives with his young mom who still samples on different type of thug boyfriends, that is until the biggest thug,Melvin aka Ving rhames came by , took the heart of mom, and leave Jody with oedipus angst, now i leave it to here, since it is really hard to break down a summary for this one, every scenes seems to be working like a mini episodes of themselves, which is also the weakness of this film.
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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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There are soooo many people out there that are tired of seeing the typical "BLACK/Boyz N the Hood" type films. I admit I was a little sceptical when I decided to see Baby Boy because every one associated it with Boyz N the Hood. True there may be some similarities but Baby Boy isnt as negative and it sets a better mood. It was a great movie that everybody can relate to. There's no constant scenes were guys are just hanging on the front porch or street corners selling drugs, drinking, smoking, and getting high. To me this movie is saying to any male (young/old, black/white) to wake up, grow up and be responsible for yourself as well as your actions. Become a MAN! Baby Boy makes you laugh, makes you cry and leaves you with a good feeling. So dispite what people are saying, this is NOT another Boyz N the Hood.
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By A Customer on June 14, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Baby boy was a good movie because of alot of truth. The situation with Jody and his baby's momma has happened many times. All a girl wants is her man to be true. This is a story of a brotha who needed to grow up and realize what he was about to lose. It took alot for him to realize it, but he finally did and I personally thought the movie was GREAT. I highly recommend this film.
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Format: DVD
BABY BOY has all the makings of a classic cult film. It mixes urban melodrama with some great comedy. I pity the fool who takes this film too seriously! Singleton himself said he just wanted to take one of those rap videos and bring it to life. There's no real socio-political message here. It isn't about racism (there are no white people in this film and nobody blames racism for their problems) and it isn't really about life in the 'hood either. Most folks in the movie seem to live in some kind of mystical netherworld. Jody's mom lives in quite a nice house, don't you think? As does everybody else in this film. It's like Beverly Hills meets East Compton. The characters in the film act ghetto but they are most certainly NOT in the 'hood. This is some kind of idealized 'hood where brothers still have blood vendettas, bikes get stolen, people get jumped but everybody lives in a nice big house and there's plenty of Kool-Aid to go around. None of the characters in the film are particularly likeable but there isn't anybody really detestable either. Jody is lazy and irresponsible but aside from the scene in which he slaps his woman, you don't really want him to get his comeuppance or get run over by a truck. Melvin is supposedly a violent gangsta with a head on his shoulders but you can't really figure him out one way or the other. Is he trying to be nice to Jody or intimidate him? Yvette is a whiny little thing but you know she just wants Jody all to herself. Jody's cousin reminds me of Delmar in O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU. He's just there for comic relief. Even Rodney, played by Snoop Dogg, the villain of the piece, seems to be there for comic purposes. The film is far less violent than BOYS IN DA HOOD although it is loaded with profanity and nudity and sexuality. Watch Melvin and Jody's mom do it kangaroo style.
This is the kind of movie you can enjoy on late night cable if you forget all about political correctness and just have a laugh or two.
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