John Singleton did an excellent job portraying a young African American urban male, who is not a gang member or a street pharmacist.
As Jody grapples with the increasing pressures of adult responsibility, he also contends with his troubled best friend Sweetpea Omar Gooding and new adversary Rodney Snoop Doggy Dogg. Then there's his mother's live-in boyfriend Marvin Ving Rhames , a reformed gangsta who agrees with Juanita that her son should grow up, move out, and move on.
Tyrese Gibson as Jody. Omar Gooding as Sweetpea. Tamara LaSeon Bass as Peanut. Ving Rhames as Melvin. Candy Brown Houston as Ms. Angell Conwell as Kim. Grimes as Do Dirty. Tracey Cherelle Jones as Sharika. Kylan Bolton as Joe Joe. Freez Luv as Cake Man. Snoop Dogg as Rodney. Juanita Jennings as Rachel. Liris Crosse as Receptionist. Sylvester Robinson as Little Boy. Maasai Singleton as Little Boy. Mario William Jackson as Roger. Keith Diamond as Sneed.
Frederick Ricks as Winston. Selma McPherson as Ms. Asondra Hunter as Woman. Tawny Dahl as Pandora. Alex Wright as Woman Inside. Serese Teate as Sheryl. Olan Thompson as Chris. Ephraim Benton as Young Thug. Java Benson as Young Thug. DeJuan Guy as Looney Toon. Deon Gregory as Tony. Goldie Loc as Knucklehead. Diamond Dawn Cook as Woman. Charlee Miyohshi as Woman.
Roma Alvarez as Mexican Neighbor. Lily Agosto as Lucy Girl. Amentha Dymally as Elderly Woman. Hope Flood as Guest. Dannon Green as Guest. Cleopatra Singleton as Lil' Nut. Jamaica Carter as Ja Toi. Delores Gilbeaux as Co-Worker. Yolanda Jones as Co-Worker. Terrance Holloway as Dice Player.
Eddie Clark as Street Vendor. View All Baby Boy News. The characters are so full-bodied and the feelings so raw and complex that I'd call this the best thing John Singleton has done to date January 29, Full Review…. July 12, Full Review…. July 6, Full Review…. July 2, Rating: Pootie Tang this ain't.
July 4, Rating: February 26, Rating: Melvin comes home and admits to Juanita that he planted it. Jody and Melvin get into a heated argument, which results in Melvin punching him in the face and breaking the table.
Jody leaves the house to see Sweetpea. After this, Yvette kicks Rodney and his friends out of her apartment. Eventually, after some more bickering, Yvette and Jody reconcile at Sweetpea's house, and Yvette tells Jody that Rodney attempted to rape her in front of JoJo.
Rodney steals the money and keys from her wallet and takes off in her car to go and find Jody. Rodney tries to kill Jody in a drive-by shooting; however, he is unsuccessful. Later that night, Jody and Sweetpea confront Rodney, and as he attempts to escape, Jody shoots him in the back of the legs. Sweetpea urges Jody to kill Rodney, but he refuses, at which point Sweetpea shoots Rodney anyway. Horrified by Rodney's death, Jody prepares to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head, but Melvin catches him in the nick of time and takes the gun.
After reflecting on the death of Rodney and how he put Yvette and his son in danger by not being around consistently, Jody finally moves out of his mom's house and in with Yvette. Jody has now become a mature man, realizing that Juanita's relationship with Melvin is a stable one and that he has a family of his own that he needs to protect and take care of.
Afterward, Jody and Yvette get married and look forward to the birth of their unborn child. Sweetpea decides to turn over a new leaf and gets baptized, putting his old life as a thug behind him.
The consensus states "Preachy and repetitive in parts, Baby Boy still manages to exude authenticity, thanks to its competent cast. It is also a criticism of the society that pushes them into that niche. There has never been a movie with this angle on the African-American experience" and "[it] doesn't fall back on easy liberal finger-pointing. There are no white people in this movie, no simplistic blaming of others; the adults in Jody's life blame him for his own troubles, and they should.
But the characters are so full-bodied and the feelings so raw and complex that I'd call this the best thing he's done to date The soundtrack contains interludes which are sound clips from the film. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Baby Boy Theatrical release poster. Retrieved 16 April Films directed by John Singleton. Retrieved from " https:
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