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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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Trivia

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 »

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. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Features Divorce Court (1999) See more »

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Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone
Written by James Wilson, Kent Barker and Don Davis
Performed by Johnnie Taylor
Courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy, Inc.
Under license from Fantasy, Inc.
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4 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The male characters were amoral and one dimensional, whose primary interest were sex, money, and violence. The women were just as bad, but with a pinch of "neediness". If this were the only film that a non-black viewed about African-Americans, they would have an entirely wrong impression of black people in America. There was not one level headed, clear thinking person in this whole movie. The mother came close, but was still a few bullets short of a full clip.


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