My Baby's Daddy

My Baby's Daddy

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Director: Cheryl Dunye

Cast: Cheryl Dunye, Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli

     
 

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Three lazy pals find they're facing fatherhood simultaneously in this light-hearted comedy co-written by star Eddie Griffin. Lonnie (Griffin), G. (Anthony Anderson), and Dominick (Michael Imperioli) live stress-free lives with Lonnie's trash-talking Uncle Virgil (John Amos). But when all three young men's girlfriends get knocked up at the same time, they're forced to… See more details below

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Three lazy pals find they're facing fatherhood simultaneously in this light-hearted comedy co-written by star Eddie Griffin. Lonnie (Griffin), G. (Anthony Anderson), and Dominick (Michael Imperioli) live stress-free lives with Lonnie's trash-talking Uncle Virgil (John Amos). But when all three young men's girlfriends get knocked up at the same time, they're forced to take a long, hard look at their lifestyles. For G., who works at the family grocery store of his girlfriend Xi Xi (Bai Ling), that means saying no to criminal temptation and staying on the straight and narrow; for Dominick, it means taking time out from his busy career as a record producer and coming to terms with surprise revelations from his baby's momma; and for Lonnie, it means recognizing ghetto-fabulous girlfriend Rolonda (Paula Jai Parker) as the gold-digger she is and finding a new lady love without sacrificing his individuality. Directed by Cheryl Dunye, whose previous features were low-budget indies, My Baby's Daddy also stars rapper Method Man as imposing ex-con No Good.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Though its hit-or-miss humor provokes few belly laughs, this surprisingly sentimental screwball comedy proves likable enough as a warm fable about fatherhood. The script, co-written by star Eddie Griffin, is entirely schematic in its presentation of parenthood as a life-changing event for its layabout protagonists. But the ensemble approach, varied characters and elaborate plot allow the movie to say a lot more about growing up than one might expect from what's ostensibly a crass urban comedy. Cheryl Dunye, who previously helmed the low-budget indies The Watermelon Woman and Stranger Inside, brings a light touch to the director's chair. She deftly juggles storylines and disparate tones without allowing the pace to lag. Though the characters are drawn too broadly to connect much on an intellectual level, the mostly competent, occasionally fine cast attacks the material with conviction. John Amos gets the best lines (and laughs) as curmudgeon Uncle Virgil, but he's only one among many performers who make My Baby's Daddy hard to love yet similarly hard to dislike.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2011
UPC:
0031398137788
Original Release:
2003
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
65,943

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Griffin Lonnie
Anthony Anderson G.
Michael Imperioli Dominick
Method Man No Good
John Amos Uncle Virgil
Paula Jai Parker Rolonda
Bai Ling Xi Xi
Marsha Thomason Brandy
Joanna Bacalso Nia
Amy Sedaris Annabelle
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Drive By
Dee Freeman Peaches
Denis Akiyama Cha Ching
Bobb'e J. Thompson Tupac
Randy Sklar Actor
Jason Sklar Actor
Naomi Gaskin Actor
Fred Lee Actor
Wynne Pon Actor
Tsui Mung-Ling Actor
Scott Thompson Actor

Technical Credits
Cheryl Dunye Director
Stephen Barden Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Blumenthal Editor
Damon "Coke" Daniels Co-producer,Screenwriter
Barbara Fiorentino Casting
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Brent Goldberg Screenwriter
Eddie Griffin Producer,Screenwriter
Karen Koch Executive Producer
Jeremy S. Kramer Executive Producer
Jeremy Kramer Executive Producer
Craig Lathrop Art Director
Patrice Leung Asst. Director
Glen MacPherson Cinematographer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Scott Nemes Co-producer
Noodlesoup Productions Inc. Animator
Gersha Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
Laura Rister Executive Producer
Peter Safran Executive Producer
Randy Spendlove Musical Direction/Supervision
Andrea Stanley Production Designer
Mark Steel Set Decoration/Design
David Wagner Screenwriter
Happy Walters Producer
Matthew Weaver Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Richard E. Yawn Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Best Friends Since Birth [2:35]
2. Make a Wish [4:55]
3. Is This It? [2:03]
4. Knocked Up [3:22]
5. Push It, Girl [5:57]
6. Daddy Skills [7:52]
7. We Don't Mess Around Round Here [4:24]
8. Lonnie's New Game [4:44]
9. No-Good's Return [4:25]
10. Holding On to a Dream [5:31]
11. "Da Babies Are Gone!" [4:51]
12. The Right Thing? [7:25]
13. Time to Talk [3:34]
14. "Wake Up!" [3:46]
15. Makin' Things Right [8:40]
16. Babies' Daddies [4:10]
17. End Credits [7:46]

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