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Baby Boy (2001)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  29 June 2001 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Ms. Herron (as Candy Brown Houston)
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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: the mother, Yvette of his son, and a new interest. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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

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29 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby Boy - O Rei da Rua  »

Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£47,144 (UK) (23 November 2001)

Gross:

£47,144 (UK) (23 November 2001)
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Trivia

Jody listens to a lot of Tupac Shakur songs and has a mural on his wall of him. Tupac Shakur was supposed to play the role of Jody. See more »

Goofs

It is actually Jody and Yvette who have a baby first. Jody had a baby with Peanut after Yvette. This is evident because Peanut's baby is introduced as, appear throughout the movie as a toddler, whereas Yvette & Jody's son is at least 4 years old throughout the movie. 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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Straight F***ing
Written by Junod Etienne and Charles Gator Moore (as Charles Moore)
Produced by Nod
Performed by The Transitions featuring Charles Gator Moore (as Gator)
The Transitions featuring Gator appear courtesy of Biv 10/Universal Records
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17 May 2004 | by (MarylanD) – See all my reviews

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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