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Movie review for the film Baby Boy starring Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, and Omar Gooding.  Directed by John Singleton. 
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Note: This film has an R rating.

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This film received 3 1/2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 1/2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 1/2 pops out of 4 pops.This film received 3 1/2 pops out of 4 pops.

 

Cast and Credits

John Singleton (Director)
Ving Rhames (Melvin) 
Snoop Doggy Dogg (Rodney) 
Tamara LaSeon Bass (Peanut) 
Angell Conwell (Kim) 
Candy Ann Brown (Mrs. Herron) 
Omar Gooding (Sweet Pea) 
Taraji P. Henson (Yvette) 
Adrienne-Joi Johnson (Juanita) 
Tyrese Gibson (Jody) 

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      This film is the second really good dramatic movie about African Americans that I've seen this year (the other being "The Brothers").  "Baby Boy" was written and directed by John Singleton who also did "Boyz in the Hood", which I thought was a great film.

      "Baby Boy" is a character driven drama and nothing like the action scenes depicted in the trailer.  The theme is about how grown black men won't leave the protection and security of their mother's home and won't take much responsibility concerning their children from various girlfriends.  The movie does not make excuses or try to justify why the men do this.

      The acting is superb.  Tyrese is really good in the lead role.  He is not a sympathetic character nor a likeable one.  And it's great to see Ving Rhames in a dramatic role.  Cuba Gooding's brother is also in the movie and is quite good.

      It may be a bit too long but anybody who likes dramatic movies with good characters and good acting will like this one.


     --
Mike ( 3 1/2 out of 4 pops )

 

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