Baby Boy

834 WordsOct 18, 20124 Pages
The movie I’m going to focus on is Baby Boy. Baby Boy is a movie by John Singleton set in California and focusing on a young black man named Jody and the struggles he faces in everyday life. I chose this movie because I can kind of relate to the story being that I’m from California and I’ve seen a lot of the situations presented in the movie. Jody is in his early twenties and has two kids by two different women, Yvette and Peanut. He still lives with his mother and acts like he is still a kid, hence the name of the movie Baby Boy. Yvette considers Jody to be her man but he’s still messing around with his other baby mama Peanut, along with numerous other women. Jody and Yvette are constantly arguing about his infidelity and his…show more content…
We feel that our men need us to take care of them so we have a place in their life and can draw some security from that fact. Especially if we see how much he loves his mother, we feel if we treat him the same way as his mother he is going to love us as well. Every character in this movie could probably use a counseling session so I’d imagine that Jody, Yvette, and his mother were all in a session with me. I know it’s typical but all three people probably didn’t grow up with their fathers around and are trying to compensate for the holes that this has caused for them. Jody didn’t have anyone to show anyone him how to be a man and show him how to treat a woman. His mom and Yvette are both in search of the love from a man that there weren’t shown as little girls, on top of the fact that they didn’t have an example of what a good man should be so they constantly choose the wrong ones. By the end of the movie each character was either presented with solutions to their problems or was able to learn them through events that unfolded. I would have advised Jody that he needs to start taking responsibility for his actions and his life. He needs to move out of his mother’s house and stand on his own two feet and learn what it is to be a man so he can take care of his woman and teach his son how to be a man. He inevitably started to learn this concept after his mother put him out after a fight with her boyfriend who suggested that
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