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Baby Boy (2001)

This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having ... See full summary »

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This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years, even though he's got a child of his own. Romantically, he's having relationships with two women: Yvette, the mother of his son, and a new interest. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, violence and some drug use | See all certifications »

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27 June 2001 (USA)  »

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Baby Boy - O Rei da Rua  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,606,403, 1 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,734,552, 9 September 2001
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1.85 : 1
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John Singleton mentioned that he wrote the script for this movie with Tupac Shakur in mind for the lead role.It was eventually filmed with Tyrese Gibson in his place and released in 2001, five years after Shakur's death. See more »

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When Rodney and his crew are rolling and headed to find Jody there is no tint on the windows. Once they reach the spot where Jody is, all of a sudden the tint is so dark, Jody can't tell whether its Rodney driving or Yvette. When the window is going down you can see the tint is on the glass. See more »

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Jody: There's this psychiatrist, a lady named Frances Chris Walson. She has a theory about the black man in America. She says because of the system of racism in this country, the black man is meant to think of himself as a baby. A not yet fully formed being, who has not yet realized his full potential. To support her claim, she offers the following: First off, what does a black man call his woman? Mama. Secondly, what does a black man call his closest acquaintances? His boys. And finally...
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From L.A. South Central Cinema, dealing a new hand. The new deal has struck again. See more »

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An intelligent and intensley emotional (including powerful) film by Singleton
1 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Baby Boy, the sequel-cum-remake of Singleton's last great feat Boyz 'N' the Hood, returns to the same neighborhoood 10 years later to look at new people in the hood, very personally at that, and it is fascinating.

The film stars in a debut of Tyrese Gibson (some may remember Cuba Gooding got his first speaking role with Boyz) as Jody, a boy (age 20) who still lives with his mother, is the father of 2 children from 2 different mothers, has no real job and often just hangs about complaining and being spoiled. The film looks at this character, but also the forces that sort of make him into what he is. It is a really good character portrait that also has some really fired up performances from Ving Rhames, as a new ex-con boyfriend of his mother, A.J. Johnson as the mother, Omar Gooding (Gooding Jr.'s brother) as Jody's good friend, especially Taraji P. Henson in one of the best female performances of the year as Jody's girlfriend and also mother of one of his children, and of course, Snoop Dogg as a version of himself (albiet evil). It's a delight from the streak of not that good movies out now, and it should be able to appeal to both black and white audiences. Definately reccomended. A-


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