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My Baby's Daddy

My Baby's Daddy (2004)

January. 09,2004
| Comedy

A trio of young men are forced to grow up quick when their girlfriends all become pregnant around the same time.


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i must have seen a different film!!


I like movies that are aware of what they are selling... without [any] greater aspirations than to make people laugh and that's it.


A lot of perfectly good film show their cards early, establish a unique premise and let the audience explore a topic at a leisurely pace, without much in terms of surprise. this film is not one of those films.

Hayden Kane

There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes

Frank Rizzo

My Baby's Daddy (2004) plays like a series of all the clichés we usually in Hollywood parenting movies. What's sad is that it took the minds of four writers (this includes star Eddie Griffin) to make one bad movie. This is an unpleasant, and horrible comedy that doesn't deserve to be considered funny.The film opens with a disappointing cartoon recap of three friends, Lonnie (Eddie Griffin), G (Anthony Anderson), and Dom (Michael Imperioli), who have grown up together, and all have girlfriends. These guys hang out with each other so much that they could've been brothers. G plans on becoming a famous boxer like Stallone's Rocky Balboa; Lonnie plans on a becoming a famous inventor, and Dom aspires to be a player.It becomes unfortunate when their three girlfriends become pregnant at the same time. That's because the script requires them do so, which is one of the film's biggest flaws. The three characters all have the same problems at the same time.Months later, the babies are born in different places, one of them in in a grocery store. "Baby's stuck. Get some Crisco," one old man yells.But the fathers face problems with their girlfriends. The women see them as unfit fathers. Griffin's girlfriend (Paula Jai Parker) dumps him, and Griffin falls for another mother (Marsha Thompson). Anderson's long-time pal (Method Man) is released from prison and gets him involved in a robbery, which ruins his relationship with his girlfriend, and Imperioli's girlfriend (Joana Bacalso) turns out to be a lesbian. Then we get another cliché where the men's jobs begin to affect their family life.My Babby's Daddy has an interesting plot about soon-to-be fathers, but director Cheryl Dunye throws in a lot of flatulence jokes, clichés and racial stereotypes, and tries to make us wonder what will happen next in order to move the story at a full movie length. And the jokes aren't funny...they're unpleasant. Think: would a baby actually talk to you if they drank too much alcohol? Would you actually drink while giving birth to a kid? Surely, you must be rolling down the aisles by now.I will say that only two characters are able to steal their scenes: John Amos is an old man who is tired of seeing the three friends hanging around in his house and he gives them a funny life lesson in the near-end, and Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr. is a record manager, who knows how to throw a party: forcing his guests to eat his milk and cookies.Anderson, Griffin, and Imperioli are very promising actors, but not here. They are NOT funny, or even the least convincing. Even the women who play their girlfriends are miscast and boring. But the queen of ham here is Paula Jai Parker as Griffin's girlfriend, a character who can be described as a bitch and a wannabe street slut.It seems that My Baby's Daddy was intended for an African-American audience, since some of the jokes are aimed at African-American, and Asian culture. It doesn't work. The whole movie doesn't work. It just goes to show you how moronic the three heroes are. I still think they wouldn't make good dads.


This movie isn't laugh out loud funny, but it is short and entertaining. I've liked Griffin in about all his films, and I think he's the one that makes this movie OK. It's about 3 single guys whose girlfriends become pregnant at the same time, and even have the babies on the same day. So, of course, it's like a fish out of water when they must care the infants by themselves for the first time. But all come to love the kid and want to baby sit all the time. G's girlfriend is Asian and her family provides some laughs, especially when she gives birth at the store. Clean up in ilse 3. Lonnie's girl is selfish and doesn't really care about him. And Dominic is just a player.One of the best scenes is when Lonnie meets Brandie at the bar and acts all pimped out. And the hair style really tops it off.FINAL VERDICT: IF you like Griffin or Anthony Anderson, then you may want to check this one out. I wouldn't say go out and rent it, but if you happen to come across it on cable, then it isn't a bad way to waste 90 minutes.


My Baby's Daddy is a semi-comic tale of three friends who all get their girlfriends pregnant at the same time and are suddenly thrown into the job of father. This film stars comedian Eddie Griffin (Coneheads, John Q, Undercover Brother), Anthony Anderson (Big Mommas House, Me, Myself & Irene, Barbershop) and Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, Bad Boys, Summer of Sam). This obvious rendition of Three Men and a Baby has the potential to be a funny and touching film, but falls short in several categories. The film opens with a really fun and fresh animation sequence, telling the story of the boys growing up together, getting in trouble and establishing their characters. Griffin plays Lonnie, the nerd of the group, who is hopelessly in love with a slut who uses him for his money. Anderson plays G, a lighthearted guy who has dreams to be the next Rocky. Imperioli is Dominic, a self proclaimed player who is trying to produce Hip Hop records. Anderson is by far the most interesting of the three friends, but still comes short. The biggest problem with the film is that the comedy and the spirit of the story are not consistent. There are some genuinely funny and touching moments that lead the audience to think there might be some substance to the film- as soon as you think that, the moment is ruined by a fart joke or some over the top, quasi-comedic attempt. Some times it feels like a touching light comedy only to have the humor whip into a crude, farcical hodge-podge. Griffin does his typical thing, swapping his look around as he transforms from a goggle-glasses wearing nerd, to an afro sporting, FUBU clad player. Anderson has some interesting banter between himself and his Chinese girlfriend's father. Whereas this might be an interesting dynamic to have, the writers messed it up with cheap shots to Asian names by coming up with sarcastic, 80's-esque names for her family; Fung Yu, Bling Bling, and others just as dismal. Imperioli is a throw-away character who really accomplishes nothing in the film. He's used to get to jokes about poser white rappers and an excuse to get two girls to kiss. Overall there are a few chuckles mixed in there, but what could have been a fun and touching film about three guys growing into fatherhood, turned into a mix of crude jokes and gags loosely linked by a story about babies. Time to grow up, boys. This is a very generous 4/10 star feature.


The trailer doesn't do the film justice. There are a lot of touching moments in addition to some hilarious scenes with the grown men and their new babies. Some scenes are a bit like a sitcom, but the film is worth seeing. Anthony Anderson steals the show.