Babyboy: Eli Reed
EW Staff
April 20, 2001 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Baby Boy

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
127 minutes
Wide Release Date
06/27/01
performer
Tyrese, Angell Conwell, Snoop Dogg, Omar Gooding, Taraji P. Henson, Adrienne-Joi Johnson, Ving Rhames
director
John Singleton
Producers
Sony Pictures Entertainment
distributor
Columbia Pictures
author
John Singleton
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

It’s described as a ”companion piece” to his 1991 breakthrough, ”Boyz N the Hood.” Singleton’s return to smaller-scale fare after last summer’s ”Shaft” goes back to South Central to follow a 20-year-old named Jody (R&B heartthrob and MTV host Tyrese), who still lives with his mother despite being a father himself. Gooding (the younger brother of ”Boyz” star Cuba) costars as Jody’s buddy, while Rhames (who appears nearly nude in a love scene) plays his mother’s new boyfriend.

This time around, the filmmaker promises an even more realistic look at a tough L.A. neighborhood. As Singleton puts it: ”’Boyz N the Hood’ was the island; this is the world.”

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