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"MY BABY'S DADDY"
(2004) (Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Mild Moderate None Mild
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate None Minor Mild Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
*Heavy Mild Minor Moderate Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Three urban bachelor friends get a rude awakening in their lives when their girlfriends all get pregnant at the same time and they suddenly face life as fathers.
PLOT:
Lonnie (EDDIE GRIFFIN), G (ANTHONY ANDERSON) and Dom (MICHAEL IMPERIOLI) are three best friends who've been lifelong buddies since birth. Lonnie holds down several jobs and hopes that one day he might settle down with party girl Rolonda (PAULA JAI PARKER).

G dreams of being a boxer while working in a convenience store owned by the family of his Korean girlfriend, XiXi (BAI LING), and is awaiting the release of his cousin, No Good (METHOD MAN), from prison. Dominic works as a record producer who has a fling with his coworker, Nia (JOANNA BACALSO), when not otherwise trying to sign his latest rap duo discovery with rap mogul Drive By (TINY LISTER).

Despite Lonnie stating he expected he would have settled down and started a family by now, the three have yet to grow up and still live with G's Uncle Virgil (JOHN AMOS) where they've resided for the past eight years. Things change, however, when the women in their lives announce that they're pregnant and then give birth. While Lonnie accepts the responsibilities of fatherhood, his friends don't and find -- much like Rolonda -- that being a parent is getting in the way of their normal lives.

As the months wear on, G keeps trying to be a boxer, Dom keeps working the record deal and Lonnie becomes interested in fellow single parent, Brandy (MARSHA THOMASON). Eventually, however, the three men finally realize that they have to grow up and take responsibility for their actions as they try to care for their kids.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast, they might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For sexual content, language and some drug references.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • EDDIE GRIFFIN plays a man who gets a woman pregnant and then ends up raising their child by himself. He uses some profanity, holds down a number of jobs and tries to get back on Brenda's good side after making a bad impression.
  • ANTHONY ANDERSON plays his longtime friend, a boxer in training who gets his girlfriend - his coworker - pregnant but turns out to be a reluctant father. He briefly shares a joint with her father, uses profanity and eventually sees the error of his errant father ways.
  • MICHAEL IMPERIOLI plays their other friend, a record producer who gets a coworker pregnant. He's also a reluctant father and uses some profanity, but similarly eventually changes his ways.
  • PAULA JAI PARKER plays the party girl who Lonnie gets pregnant. She turns out to be a bad mom.
  • JOANNA BACALSO plays Dom's co-worker who he gets pregnant but turns out to be a lesbian.
  • BAI LING plays G's Korean girlfriend who wants him to be a better father and give up his boxing aspirations.
  • MARSHA THOMASON plays a single mom who likes Lonnie but is then turned off by his brief pimp-like act.
  • METHOD MAN plays G's cousin who's fresh out of prison and quickly returns to his criminal ways. He uses some profanity.
  • TINY LISTER plays a rap mogul who acts in menacing fashion toward those with whom he does business.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    OUR TAKE: Coming Soon
    The full review is coming, but here’s a quick summary. The New Year may be young, but we’ll be hard-pressed to find a worse comedy, let alone overall film, between now and next New Year’s Eve. Purportedly an urban version of “Three Men and a Baby” and “Parenthood” this poorly conceived and sloppily executed film offers nary a laugh or even just an entertaining moment. It’s rare that I want to get up and leave during a screening (since there’s usually at least one thing redeemable in most any film), but this was one of those few times. As a result, this will possibly get a 1 out of 10 if I’m feeling rather generous, but more than likely will be the recipient of the big goose egg.
    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of 1 written "f" word, while many other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. Sexually related dialogue is present in various scenes, some on and off screen fooling around occurs (including sexual sounds in several scenes and three unexpected pregnancies among just as many unmarried couples).

    Other sexually related moments (a cartoon dog humping a guy's leg, lesbian related material, and some babies talking like lecherous adults about breastfeeding, etc.) are also present. Various women are seen in varying degrees of revealing and/or scanty attire and some small photos on a distant wall appear to feature nude or partially nude women.

    Various instances of imitative behavior are present, while characters drink or smoke and two briefly share a joint (while a drug comment is also made). Crude humor (mostly involving fart-related material) occurs several times, while various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes.

    Some guns (fake and real) are briefly used, while some characters hit or kick others. Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Rolonda says that she wants drugs and specifically crack during a painful labor. Moments later, her friend gives her some liquor.
  • G has a beer while others drink in a club.
  • Lonnie has wine.
  • Drive By and some women have champagne.
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks and Lonnie purposefully spills his onto Brandy, then telling her she has to get out of those clothes (she's offended and leaves).
  • Dom has some kegs of beer delivered to his place. People later drink at the ensuing party.
  • Drive By and two rappers have champagne.
  • XiXi's father lights up and smokes a joint that he then shares with G. He also drinks from a "forty" (large bottle of malt liquor) and symbolically pours some out to honor his former fallen gang friends.
  • We see bottles of beer and liquor on a table in front of the guys.
  • Lonnie and Brandy have wine.
  • Rolonda's friend drinks.
  • Dom, G and Lonnie have champagne.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • We hear a fart sound from a pregnant woman in a birthing class. After the instructor says that's normal and acceptable, G lets out a loud fart.
  • We see a little bit of birth goo on recently born babies.
  • G's baby vomits onto his shirt while being burped.
  • As G changes his baby's diaper (that we don't see), he asks when the baby ate corn. We then see the baby's urine stream hit G in the face.
  • A child-rearing instructor tells new parents about potty training and sings, "Dookie, dookie, doo-doo brown" and then acts out telling a child, "Look at that big brown goldfish" while also faking a straining face.
  • We hear XiXi's grandmother fart and then say, "That was a wet one."
  • In a martial arts class, G tells a young girl, "You hit like a girl." In turn, she kicks him in the crotch, causing him to let out a fart.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • We see G, No Good and others running out of a store after "candy-jacking" (shoplifting).
  • XiXi's Korean family is portrayed (speech, their names, etc.) in a stereotypical caricature fashion (for comedy) and some viewers may be offended by that.
  • Six months after their babies are born, both Dom and G have little to do with raising them and G refuses to learn how to change a diaper.
  • Rolonda is a bad mom and wants little to do with her baby.
  • G imitates how Korean girls will react to his son when he grows up by saying, "Me so horny. Me love you so long."
  • One of the guys refers to a girlfriend as the "ball and chain."
  • So Bad returns to his criminal ways after being released from prison by holding up a store and stealing items from it.
  • Two rappers dump Dom as their manager (after he nourished them professionally) so that they can work with Drive By.
  • In a martial arts class, G tells a young girl, "You hit like a girl."
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • None.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Drive By is handed a gun by an associate that he then points at some rappers to get them to sign a contract with him.
  • No Good lights a cigarette with a lighter shaped like a handgun.
  • No Good uses a toy gun to rob a store (to get baby goods for G).
  • No Good uses brass knuckles to pound and thus tenderize some raw meat on a cooking show.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Don't f*ck with me" (written), "What kind of sh*t is that?" "Bullsh*t," "Holy sh*t," "Smell like sh*t," "Oh sh*t," "Is the sh*t," "Grown up sh*t," "Get your sh*t together," "T*tty milk," "Nigga" (said many times by black people), "Bitch" (said several times about women, men and used as a general adjective or noun), "Knocked up," "Oh hell yeah," "What the hell?" "Punk ass," "Idiot," "I could kick your ass right now," "My bad," "Domesticated ass," "Ball and chain" (significant other), "Hizzle," "Crackers" (white people), "Hell no," "Sucker," "She's da bomb," "Talk from your nuts" (testicles), "Before I break my foot off in your ass," "Ass-anova," "Like a damn fool," "That would be dope," "Pissed on," "Whoop his ass," "Snot suckers," "Up in this bitch," "What the hell did you just do?" "Are you stupid?" "You're dismissed bitch" (said to a man by another man), "Wake your sorry asses up," "You better damn well hear me," "Nut sack" (scrotum), "Chicks," "Goofy ass," "Broke ass," "Fool," "Shut the hell up," "My ass," "Be-atch" (bitch), "Mofo Dojo" (the name of a boxing and martial arts center) and "You hit like a girl."
  • We see G, his cousin Randall and others running out of a store after "candy-jacking" (shoplifting).
  • After being dropped off by her father at a party, XiXi whips off her outer conservative clothes to reveal a short skirt and a crop top.
  • Rolonda has red streaks in her blonde hair.
  • G has a tattoo on his arm, as does No Good (who also has one on his neck) and XiXi's father.
  • A miscellaneous woman wears a midriff-revealing top. Later, XiXi wears a midriff-revealing top that shows cleavage.
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks and Lonnie purposefully spills his onto Brandy, then telling her she has to get out of those clothes (she's offended and leaves). He also told her to put her hand into his pants pocket to see how he's doing (an erection reference).
  • No Good uses a toy gun to rob a store (to get baby goods for G).
  • No Good makes a grilled cheese sandwich using an iron.
  • No Good uses brass knuckles to pound and thus tenderize some raw meat on a cooking show.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A tiny bit of comedy-based, dramatic music plays in one scene.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Some rappers do a rap that includes the "s" word, ass and hell.
  • Some songs had lyrics that we couldn't hear or understand, thus offering the possibility of them potentially containing additional objectionable material.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 "f" word (seen written), 19 "s" words, 1 slang term for sex ("get busy"), 2 slang terms for male genitals ("d*ck" and "thing"), 5 for breasts (variations of "t*t"), 24 asses, 21 hells, 18 damns, 1 S.O.B., 2 uses of "God" and 1 use each of "Jesus," "Oh God" and "Oh my God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Due to the quantity of material listed below, some viewers may rate the category as extreme rather than heavy (and it could go either way).
  • In a cartoon about their youth, we hear that Lonnie had a thing for Rolonda. We then see cupids firing arrows at her butt (in her tight dress) but they hit a dog instead. We then see that cartoon dog humping Lonnie's leg.
  • After being dropped off by her father at a party, XiXi whips off her outer conservative clothes to reveal a short skirt and a crop top that shows both cleavage and her bare midriff. She and G then do some passionate clothed kissing inside the party.
  • Rolonda passionately kisses Lonnie at a party.
  • The camera focuses on Rolonda's clothed butt in her tight skirt (representing Lonnie's point of view).
  • Dom tells Nia that she's wearing the top he likes and she tells him that she wants him to take it off. We then see them under the covers in bed and he climbs on top of her. We then hear sexual sounds, but see that we're watching Lonnie and Rolonda in bed (as he crawls out from under the covers -- possibly suggesting oral sex). She seems to be faking such sexual sounds (for him and/or just to be funny). Holding the covers over her chest, she then moves onto her hands and knees, excited that a certain TV show is on. Lonnie then stares at her butt (that we don't see) and says, "My show is on too."
  • Rolonda wears some small and tight fitting clothing.
  • Lonnie, G and Dom's girlfriends all announce to them (separately) that they're pregnant.
  • We see the cover of "Jugs" magazine that shows a busty, clothed woman with her legs spread. One of the guys then looks through it but he and the other guys are distracted by what sound like porno sounds coming from the TV. They watch in amazement, and one says, "Look at the size of that thing" and a comment is made that it "looks like an alien." We then see a quick close-up shot that seemed to be that of a human birth (and thus the sounds presumably were of that and not sex).
  • At a birthing class, G asks the instructor (using a slang phrase) if it's okay to have sex while the woman is pregnant. Two more slang phrases (including "tapping that ass") are used in that discussion where the instructor says it's fine to do so. Later, when told to get into a comfortable position, Rolonda assumes the "doggie style" one (on her hands and knees), surprising the instructor.
  • We hear that Dom and Nia's sexual encounter was just an office fling (she says so).
  • After G's baby is born, we see a brief view of his genitals, prompting G to proudly say, "He's got a big thing" but someone seemed to point out he was seeing the umbilical cord.
  • As Rolonda talks about her strip aerobics class, we see her (at home) in a sheer teddy that shows her bra (with cleavage) and panties beneath it.
  • G tells his baby that he's going to get Rolonda a book on breastfeeding but that she's going to have to share with him (meaning her breasts).
  • Dom gets upset that G is about to feed his baby Nia's pumped breast milk. He equates that to the baby sucking on her "t*tty" and the term "t*tty on tap" is then used.
  • G imitates how Korean girls will react to his son when he grows up by saying, "Me so horny. Me love you so long."
  • G tells Lonnie to "talk from your nuts" (testicles - and referring to picking up women).
  • Lonnie uses the pick-up line, "I hear you're celibate" to Brandy.
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks and Lonnie purposefully spills his onto Brandy, then telling her she has to get out of those clothes (she's offended and leaves). He earlier mentioned picturing her in a thong and told her to put her hand into his pants pocket to see how he's doing (an erection reference).
  • We see various miscellaneous, scantly clad women.
  • Dom and a woman at a party passionately kiss, he says, "C'mon, let's get busy" and the two go upstairs to find a bedroom (he retrieves a condom from a machine labeled "Lubricated condoms" that's hanging on the wall). Moments later, he's seen playing with her hair, she says she doesn't think that's what he was interested in and he says, "It's foreplay, baby." Even later, they're interrupted and we see them lying on a bed and his shirt is open.
  • XiXi wears a midriff-revealing top that shows cleavage.
  • G says that he's tired of touching himself and instead wants XiXi to touch him.
  • Dom discovers that Nia is a lesbian when she holds hands with and then passionately kisses another woman. She also mentions just having gotten out of the bath or shower with that woman.
  • Uncle Virgil makes some sexual comments about his past.
  • Brandy shows some cleavage.
  • Lonnie imagines his and Brandy's babies directly talking to him. Hers does in an adult-fashioned, lecherous way by commenting on sucking on her "chocolate milk sacks" and saying they're good while suggestively rolling his tongue and making pleasured sounds.
  • Lonnie and Brandy do some passionate, clothed kissing.
  • From a distance, we see various small photos or torn out pieces of magazines on No Good's wall that show scantily clad women (one is bent over facing away from the camera while another appears to show her bare butt).
  • While watching a wedding video, Dom jokingly tells the groom, "Save some for the hotel room."
  • SMOKING
  • No Good smokes a few times, Drive By is seen with a cigar and some miscellaneous people smoke while one holds an unlit cigar.
  • No Good lights a cigarette with a lighter shaped like a handgun.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • The three guys briefly worry about their babies when the latter disappear at a party (but are quickly found safe and sound).
  • G says that he doesn't want his son growing up not knowing who his father is (like he did).
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • How having children usually makes people grow up.
  • Having children out of wedlock.
  • Lonnie, G and Dom's girlfriends all announce to them (separately) that they're pregnant.
  • Six months after their babies are born, both Dom and G have little to do with raising them and G refuses to learn how to change a diaper.
  • Lesbianism.
  • Unprotected sex leading to pregnancy and then parenthood.
  • VIOLENCE
  • In a cartoon about their youth, we hear that Lonnie had a thing for Rolonda. We then see cupids firing arrows at her butt but they hit a dog instead (it's okay).
  • We see some brief cartoon karate violence.
  • A punch knocks out G while he's distracted in the boxing ring during practice.
  • Nia bites Dom's hand during a painful labor.
  • A kid kicks Lonnie.
  • Lonnie accidentally knocks out G with a punch.
  • XiXi punches G, knocking him to the floor.
  • Lonnie punches and knocks out Rolonda's cousin who acts menacingly toward him.
  • In a martial arts class, G tells a young girl, "You hit like a girl." In turn, she kicks him in the crotch.



  • Reviewed January 9, 2004 / Posted January 9, 2004

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