Baby Boy (2001)

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In South Central L.A., a misguided 20-year-old African-American man, a "baby boy", faces the commitments of real life.


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6 March 2003 | sandspider1
John Singleton at his very best!
I love all of John Singleton's film ever since I seen his brilliant debut Boyz N The Hood which I was blown away by. When I heard about Baby Boy I was expecting a follow up to Boyz N The Hood but both films are very unique although some aspects are similar. Before I seen the film I wasn't expecting Tyrese Gibson to be that good because the late great Tupac Shakur was suppose to play the role of Jody but I was astounded at how good Tyrese is at acting. This also has to be the best film Snoop Dogg has starred in because some of his earlier efforts e.g. Urban Menace are just pitiful. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in life in the hood or to people who like enjoyable dramas with good acting and dialogue. 8/10

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Trivia

Yvette's car, which Jody drives for most of the movie, is a "Honda Accord" 1998. It was nicknamed the Honda "Baby Boy" by many because of its popularity from the film.


Quotes

Jody: There's this psychiatrist, a lady named Frances Cress Welsing. 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 ...


Goofs

When Yvette is walking back to her friend's car while holding her son and an umbrella, as she gets in the car, the umbrella is never retracted or put in the vehicle. It just vanishes.


Crazy Credits

From L.A. South Central Cinema, dealing a new hand. The new deal has struck again.


Alternate Versions

DVD features deleted scenes from the movie, plus bloopers and outtakes:

  • Love In The Afternoon: Jody and Peanut have sex.
  • A scene where Jody and Sweetpea slap box.
  • Jody and Yvette watch a lion documentary then he puts her to bed.
  • Jody and Yvette have a picinc in the park, he takes Jo-Jo to swing and checks out ladies
  • Juanita and Jody talk about the mantra
  • Back Then-Juanita and Melvin have a talk that leads to sex.
  • The Card Game: Melvin and his boys paly cards
  • Phone Calls: Yvette talks on the phone with Sharika and Rodney.
  • Don't Go There: Jody sells clothes to women and Yvette tells him no sex with coworkers.
  • That's What I Know: Juanita and Jody talk about Ray-Ray
  • The Break In: SweetPea and Do-Dirty break into a couples house.
  • Adam's Rib: Jody beats up Peanuts new man,Jody and Peanut break up the cops arrive and Melvin talks to Jody about Adam's rib.
  • Cold Bumper: Sweetpea and Jody talk to Kim.
  • Say Dip: Jody and Jo Jo play with a toy car and Tonio arrives in a real car.


Soundtracks

Baby Boy
Written by
Felicia Adams and Chris Liggio
Performed by Felicia Adams
Felicia Adams appears courtesy of JDS Records

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Genres

Crime | Drama | Romance | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,606,403 1 July 2001

Gross USA:

$28,734,552

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,381,649

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