Its a wake up call to the lazy, child-like losers of the world to get out and be a real man and make it on your own. Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Anyway, here's all what I really wanted to say about this film:
Especially one monologue by Mr Rhames -- phenomenal, Sir! Bravo to all this cast. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
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Learn more More Like This. Set It Off In Too Deep Above the Rim Duane Martin, Tupac Shakur, Leon. Paid in Full New Jack City Menace II Society Boyz n the Hood Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Joseph Summers Taraji P.
Sweetpea Tamara LaSeon Bass Peanut Candy Ann Brown Herron as Candy Brown Houston A. Melvin 'Mel' Snoop Dogg Joe Joe Kylan Bolton Joe Joe Freez Luv Edit Storyline 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.
Black and White Color. Edit Did You Know? 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 , five years after Shakur's death. Goofs When Rodney and his crew are rolling and headed to find Jody there is no tint on the windows. Once they reach the spot where Jody is, all of a sudden the tint is so dark, Jody can't tell whether its Rodney driving or Yvette. When the window is going down you can see the tint is on the glass. Quotes [ 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? Secondly, what does a black man call his closest acquaintances? 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.
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Jun 27, · Watch video · 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/10(K). Currently, my baby boy is 15lbs so I purchased the month size and while the overall outfit fits, with growing room, it was a chore to get his arms through the sleeves. Had there been a zipper instead of the buttons, it would have been much easier. Baby Boy is a American coming-of-age hood film written, produced, and directed by John Singleton. The film follows bicycle mechanic Joseph "Jody" Summers as he lives and learns in his everyday life in the hood of Los Angeles.