Johnson as the mother, Omar Gooding Gooding Jr. . You could sit in the passenger seat of a car driving through Compton orWatts, run a camcorder out the window for about 90 minutes and come upwith the same thing. Both are attempting to live yet with various approaches to do it. Comedy Crime Drama Jody Gibson is a 20-year-old manchild who still lives with his mother Johnson , has two children with two different women, no job, and cheats on his current girl, Yvette.
I've just read some other User Comments here, and whether John Singleton does or does not dish-up nothing but stereotypes about blacks, I won't debate. The male characters were amoral and one dimensional, whose primaryinterestwere sex, money, and violence. Not the typical cinematic role for a black woman either. Jody is just trying to live. His friends and family are not any better. The mother came close, but was still a few bullets shortof a full clip. When I heard about Baby Boy I wasexpecting a follow up to Boyz N The Hood but both films are very uniquealthough some aspects are similar.
Bravo to all this cast. I mean come on people every movie is not gonna be motivational and have a deep meaning. My final 2 cents: Boyz N the Hood it ain't, Baby Boy has got to the worst film ever made by John Singleton. I recommend this film to anyone who is interested in life in the hood or to people who like enjoyable dramas with good acting and dialogue. Sweet Pea, Jody's friend, eventually kills Rodney himself. John Singleton is certainly a competent director as he has proven with Boyz In the Hood and well, Boyz in the Hood.
It insulted Black people and is a poor excuse for an urban drama. Jody moves out of his moms house and in with Yvette and their son. Singleton kept it true to the game. And having a kid and a girlfriend, will bring much problems. Rapper Snoop Dogg alsoappears in this, as a rather nasty-lookin ex-boyfriend of Tyrese's woman.
I loved the relationship between Jody and his best friend Sweetpea. The language is to bad for young children as well. This movie really pressed some emotional buttons with me, and I appreciated it. But despite differences, they both have each other's back. I definitely recommend this movie for the ones who perhaps your genre , , ,. Hollywood makes no more Eve's Bayou's, but plenty of Booty Calls, Undercover Brothers and bile such as this flick. This viewer set that paper aside, and appreciated the gift inside.
There was not one prudent, clear thinking individual in this entire motion picture. Rames has the most interesting character Too bad the movie was not about him , a hard-boiled yet childish and irresponsible as a father figure. If this were the only film that a non-black viewed aboutAfrican-Americans, they would have an entirely wrong impression of blackpeople in America. He can't seem to strike a balance or find direction in his chaotic life. Recently, his mother got a boyfriend whom she lets move in with them, and from then on, the plot goes downhill and gets lost in a plethora of senseless foul language, shameless and gratuitous sex, and drugs. My heart goes out to those who bother to care. On the plus side, Tyrese proves that he can act.
Both Yvette and Jody's mother, Juanita, proved to be strong black women in their own way. Urban Menace are just pitiful. Marvin, Juanita's boyfriend, finds Jody with a gun about to end his own life. After watching it I'll just use to speak about in which i really appreciate. I admit there were plenty of laughs and the directing by Singleton was excellent but not enough to call this a good movie.
A not yet fully formed being, who has not yet realized his full potential. Melvin Rhames , an ex-con who's been down the road Jody is heading, shows no tolerance for his attitude. Fine directing, strong acting, a good metaphorical element about him beingin the womb and sly humour make Baby Boy a good watch. So as long as people believe and attempt to justify these modern day minstrel shows, decent black cinema won't have a chance. I see people are talking about the ending and how he didn't really come of age, but he did grow up from the start of the movie. The male characters were flippant and one dimensional, whose essential premium were sex, cash, and viciousness. Baby Boy, the sequel-cum-remake of Singleton's last great feat Boyz 'N' theHood, returns to the same neighborhoood 10 years later to look at new peoplein the hood, very personally at that, and it is fascinating.
I loved the way this movie developed andthe way the characters developed. They were perceived as stupid and as having no respect for themselves. John Singleton seems to have run out of material as he had to resort to the same kind of movie that first brought him success. I'd first find out about this movie I'm not entirely sure if I much like the idea or no. Those universal themes just happened to be wrapped up in some kind of black wrapping paper. Technically the production was sound.