My Baby's Daddy

on January 09, 2004 by Tim Cogshell
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Lonnie (Eddie Griffin), G (Anthony Anderson) and Dominic (Michael Imperioli) are affable idiots. Lonnie is a nerd who wants to be cool, G would like to be a boxer but isn't very good and Dominic is a mediocre hip-hop producer. Through the kind of coincidence that one can only find in bad comedies of this sort, they each get their respective girlfriends pregnant and the babies are born on the same day. That's hardly the worst problem with this silly movie. The source material isn't bad--"Three Men and a Baby" (itself a remake of a far-too-revered French farce), here with a couple of extra babies. It also isn't bad because of its dumb racial stereotypes, dumb gender stereotypes and scatological humor. The problem isn't even that the film's plot is fairly nonsensical: For reasons unknown, the babies can suddenly talk with the aid of truly awful CGI. It's inexplicable, yet it's still not the film's worst offense. No, what make "My Baby's Daddy" bad is that it isn't funny. Not even a little. Starring Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Method Man, Joanna Bacalso, Bai Ling, Paula Jai Parker and John Amos. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. Written by Eddie Griffin, Damon Daniels, Brent Goldberg and David Wagner. Produced by Eddie Griffin, Happy Walters and Matthew Weaver. A Miramax release. Comedy. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug references. Running time: 86 min
Tags: Starring Eddie Griffin, Anthony Anderson, Michael Imperioli, Method Man, Joanna Bacalso, Bai Ling, Paula Jai Parker and John Amos. Directed by Cheryl Dunye. Written by Eddie Griffin, Damon Daniels, Brent Goldberg and David Wagner, Produced by Eddie Griffin, Happy Walters, Matthew Weaver, Miramax, Comedy
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