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.
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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
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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.
This is not an uplifting film, nor does it try to be. A young black man trying to survive in the hood and dealing with the mess he created. The typical stereotypes abound. Unemployed, illegitimate child and crime. The main character is always conscious of the possibility of being killed on the streets. Part of the plot is that a part of him wants to escape, but he knows no other way to exist.
You could sit in the passenger seat of a car driving through Compton or Watts, run a camcorder out the window for about 90 minutes and come up with the same thing.(Provided you survive the trip) There are a few strange twists in this film, such as the mother-son dynamic and the battle of good vs. evil featuring Snoop Doggy Dogg.
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