My Babys Daddy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1

Content: -2 1/2

Lonnie (Eddie Griffin), G (Anthony Anderson) and Dominic (Michael Imperioli) have been inseparable, growing up in their Philadelphia neighborhood. As young players in the hood, they have lived rent free with Lonnies uncle and have enjoyed the carefree lives of bachelorhood. During a party, each of these guys decides to become intimate with a different young woman. Several months later, at about the same time, each woman tells her guy, Youre my babys daddy. This comedy takes its audience through the clumsy and challenging first months of parenthood. The mothers-to-be all decide to have the babies; the men have no choice but to accept their new roles as father and are taken on a journey that helps them to become the men that they need to be.

My Babys Daddy is a so-called comedy with a gangsta-thug theme that has limited material that is actually funny. The overdose of bathroom humor and bad language is troubling. A pregnant woman passes gas as does a man in a birthing class as does a saintly grandmother at a crowded dinner table who with a relieved look on her face says, That was a wet one. A distinguished father, who has appeared to work hard to build a life and family, reveals to a friend that he is a pot smoker and a beer drinker and was a gang member as a youth. These scenes break down the character and credibility of responsible adults in order to get cheap laughs. Sexuality is prominent in the movie. Women are the aggressors and have few standards and little sense of self pride. One manipulative woman allows herself to get pregnant so that she can collect child support but refuses to take responsibility for raising the child. Doing the right thing eventually is emphasized, but that is not what movie goers will find most memorable. Preview cannot encourage anyone to see this movie.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (44) times mild (hell 3, damn 7); moderate (butt 5, tits 2, boobs 3); strong (ass 18, bitch 5, SOB 1)

Obscene Language: Many (40) times mild (fart 4, pee 3, poop 4); moderate (piss 1); strong (f-word 2, s-word 21, other 5)

Profanity: Once strong (GD 1)

Violence: Few times mild (arguments, physical intimidation by thugs); moderate (karate kicks)

Sex: Many times mild (implied sex, groping and kissing at parties and in bed, dog jumps on a guys leg in a cartoon)

Nudity: Many times mild (near nudity of women, halter tops, short shorts, spread legs)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times mild (innuendo, moaning to entice men sexually, one character is a stripper aerobics instructor); moderate (womens sensual walk, womens hip gyrations to entice men sexually); strong (frank comment I was a player before you were sperm swimming around in your fathers , pictures of nude women hanging on a mans wall, a mens magazine is among various baby and parenting magazines on the coffee table)

Drugs: Few times mild (beer use at parties, whiskey use during a baby delivery); moderate (marijuana use once)

Other: hree instances of childbirth and several child birth classes, while somewhat comedic, could be considered intense situations for pre-teens due to the positions that the women are in and the topics being discussed.

Running Time: 99 minutes
Intended Audience: Teenagers and adults

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