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Baby Boy [DVD] [2001]

AlexSandra Wright , Tyrese Gibson , John Singleton    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: AlexSandra Wright, Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass
  • Directors: John Singleton
  • Writers: John Singleton
  • Producers: John Singleton, Dwight Williams, Sabrina Gray
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Turkish
  • Dubbed: German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: UCA
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2005
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000695K3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,579 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



In Baby Boy, made a decade after his Boyz N the Hood director John Singleton presents a contrasting yet contained statement on the young African-American man of today. The story is a powerful construct of inevitabilities. Jody (Tyrese Gibson), an unemployed 20-year-old wants to avoid the do-or-die ethic that's lost him a brother and any perspective on real responsibilities. With children by different girlfriends, and an unhealthy disrespect for his 36-year-old mother (AJ Johnson) it seems like only a matter of time before tragedy strikes. But there are surprises here. Framed in a small-dream fantasy, the story occasionally slips into interpretative metaphor.

Baby Boy is about choices. Characters from the past, including the electric turns by Ving Rhames and Snoop Dogg, are choices catching up with Jody. The equally stellar performances from Taraji Henson as girlfriend Yvette and the scowling Omar Gooding as vague best friend Sweetpea are choices yet to be faced. This is undoubtedly a message movie about the supposed ramifications of racism, but ultimately it's a compassionate advocation of individuality.

On the DVD: Baby Boy on disc has an outstanding extras package. An energetic commentary from Singleton makes the movie viewing experience very personal. There are featurettes, music videos, deleted and alternate scenes, bloopers, filmographies, trailers and even storyboard comparisons (which usually only accompany FX-heavy movies). Dolby 5.1 sound and a crisp 1.85:1 print present the movie in the best possible way. --Paul Tonks

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great end to John Singletons 'Hood Trilogy' 24 Dec 2002
This is the third film in John Singleton's hood trilogy the other two being Boyz N Tha Hood and Poestic Justice and this one has to be the second best of the three cos Boyz N Tha Hood is a classic film.
This third film has a great cast also including Snoop Dogg Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames and Tyrese Gibson who is the lead. John Singleton wanted tupac for the lead in this movie before he died but then turned to Tyrese which was a good move as Tyrese is outstanding in this film as he gives an excellent performance and he is one of the highlights of this movie.
This film is a tough, honest and unflinching look at modern urban life and this film sees Tyrese as Jodi a 20 year old growing up in south central trying to live large but events which occur in his life which forces him to learn hard lessons about living, loving and surviving as a man in the hood.
Tyrese plays the part perfectly and this is a great film from John Singleton and if ur a fan of the other two in the trilogy this is a must for all fans of films that deal with this issue.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 17 Sep 2004
I am neither male nor black nor an American, yet from the first time I saw this movie I found myself drawing uncomfortable parallels between myself and Jody, your main character. I probably shouldn't have been so surprised; John Singleton has always had a talent for creating characters that you can relate to regardless of your place in life.
From what I've heard, the late Tupac Shakur had been Singleton's first choice for the movie, and after Shakur's death he searched for a long time until he found Tyrese Gibson - understandable, because with Shakur's legendary talents, any role of his would be a hard one to fill. Gibson, however, does not disappoint. Despite his pretty-boy looks and image - or perhaps, to some extent, because of them - he makes a convincing, and at times heart-warming portrayal of this troubled young man who is eager to be respected and considered an adult, yet too scared to accept the responsibilities that come with it.
If I had to make a criticism, it'd be that the film isn't long enough. Although I can understand why the length had to be cut and am not at all unhappy with this complete version, a small part of me can't help wistfully hoping that one day I'll go into a video store and see "Baby Boy - the extended version" on the shelves. Even a double-disc wouldn't be unfeasible, because there's certainly enough emotional material here to play around with and come up with a movie that's twice or three times as long.
As in "Boys N the Hood", "Baby Boy" provides you with a small slice of humanity at both its best and its worst - and unarguably its most human, with all the pain and sorrow and joy and anger and fear and love that comes with it. Honestly, I cannot recommend this film enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film- true to life 1 Oct 2012
By Boola 2
Good acting, good story line and plenty of eye candy for ladies and men!! Star studded cast of African Americans including Snoop Lion as he now wants to be called!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 6 July 2012
By NitaSo
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I love this film, Tyrese is great in this movie. :o)

it has a good story and everything runs smoothly together, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames and Tyrese Gibson make this film great, but this is let down by Snoop Dogg who looks nothing like a gangster let alone a dangerous crimal, he just looks like a weed addict, anyways this film has some moment that just have to be seen, there is some deep meaning and some couple of tense emotional moments in this film, I would recommend buying this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars B.B = Bloody Brilliant! 14 Oct 2011
By Andy
I love this film!!!! Its the kind of you can watch with your girl/boy friend or even with your mum! This film had me glued from start to finish, with hints of comedy mixed in with the sadness you cant help but love this film, its under-rated by many people but i put it right up there with the greats like Goodfellas, Ghost and the Full Monty.
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2.0 out of 5 stars UK users do not buy!! 27 Jan 2014
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Disk does not work on my DVD plays are it says 'wrong region' not happy at all it was a stupid mistake.
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