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Baby Boy | 2001 | Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson

John Singleton’s film is set in South Central Los Angeles, where it’s another day in paradise for Jody (Tyrese Gibson), a hopeless, jobless youngster whose current partner, Yvette (Taraji P. Henson) has just had an abortion. Unable to care for the child he has by another woman, Jody is forced to live with his mother Juanita (A. J. Johnson), who has another preoccupation: her growing relationship with ex-gangster Melvin (Ving Rhames).

To make some cash, Jody enlists the help of his friend Sweetpea (Omar Gooding) to boost some clothes and sell them on. It’s a bad decision, compounded by his actions toward Yvette and the arrival of her sinister ex-boyfriend, Rodney (Snoop Dogg) on the scene…

cast
Tyrese Gibson as Joseph Summers
Taraji P. Henson as Yvette
Omar Gooding as Sweetpea
Ving Rhames as Melvin ‘Mel’
Snoop Dogg as Rodney
A.J. Johnson as Juanita
Angell Conwell as Kim
Kareem J. Grimes as Do Dirty
Tracey Cherelle Jones as Sharika
Mo’Nique as Patrice
John Singleton as Man Selling Bootleg Movies (uncredited)
Tamara LaSeon Bass as Peanut

crew
Writer and Director: John Singleton

USA | 130 minutes | 2001

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