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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17 May 2004 | capitoldog
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John Singleton did an excellent job portraying a young African American urban male, who is not a gang member or a street pharmacist. Jody is just trying to live. I thought the opening scene was very artistic, didn't love it though. I loved the relationship between Jody and his best friend Sweetpea. Both are trying to live but with different ways to do it. But despite differences, they both have each other's back. I liked Ving Rhames character as well (Melvin). Melvin showed that the street mentality never leaves a street thug, but he can learn to make better and more positive choices. His character showed that anyone can make it in life, once they have accepted who they are and where they are going. The women played strong roles as well. Not the typical cinematic role for a black woman either. Both Yvette and Jody's mother, Juanita, proved to be strong black women in their own way. Excellent movie, a little sluggish once or twice, but whose life isn't?! Singleton kept it true to the game. No one's life is truly cinematic, if it was then we wouldn't need cinema.

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Trivia

During the sex scene between Melvin and Juanita, "Larry King Live" with Mike Tyson making a guest appearance can be seen on the television. This episode originally aired on November 12, 1997.


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

In the scene where Jody and Yvette are at the drive through and she finds the box of condoms, on the shot showing the drive through window a person's head pops up slowly and then goes back down again.


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

Just a Baby Boy
Written by
Battlecat, Tyrese Gibson, Snoop Dogg (as Calvin Broadus) and Olan Thompson
Produced by Battlecat
Performed by Snoop Dogg featuring Tyrese Gibson and Mr. Tan
Snoop Dogg appears courtesy of Priority Records
Tyrese appears courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a Unit of BMG Entertainment

Storyline

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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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