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R| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
The story of Jody (Tyrese Gibson), a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different women-Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) and Peanut (Tamara LaSeon Bass) but still lives with his own mother. He can't seem to strike a balance or find direction in his chaotic life.

Cast: Tyrese Gibson , Omar Gooding , A.J. Johnson , Taraji P. Henson , Snoop "Doggy" Dogg , Tamara LaSeon Bass , Ving Rhames , Kareem Grimes

Director: John Singleton

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Baby Boy (2001)

Release Date: June 27th, 2001|2 hr. 9 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Lacks the cumulative impact of "Boyz," since Singleton allows repetition and sermonizing to dull his theme about the infantilization of black males. But Baby Boy leaves you shaken. show more

  • It would have been enough that Singleton raise these difficult questions without trying to wrap them up, too, in the last five minutes. show more

  • An easy movie to pick apart, but it lives, breathes and switches moods from humor to despair better than any American release this year. show more

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  • April 27, 2009 Micheal Williams
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    great movie, how can I find the sound track to the movie? Marvin Gaye

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