My Babys Daddy
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 Lonnie’s 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, “You’re my baby’s 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 Baby’s 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.Doing the right thing eventually is emphasized, but that is not what movie goers will find most memorable. Dove cannot award the Dove Family-Approved Seal to this film.