Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
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
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. See more »
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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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.
An intelligent and intensley emotional (including powerful) film by Singleton
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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