My Baby's Daddy
|My Baby's Daddy|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Cheryl Dunye|
|Produced by||Eddie Griffin
|Written by||Eddie Griffin
Damon 'Coke' Daniels
|Music by||Richard Gibbs|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
|Release date(s)||January 9, 2004|
|Running time||86 min.|
Each have their own unique set of problems; Lonnie's girlfriend Rolonda (Paula Jai Parker) is more interested in partying than being a mother; Dominic discovers that his girlfriend Nia (Joanna Bacalso) is a lesbian and has fallen in love with her midwife; while G, an aspiring boxer, is unable to fully commit to his girlfriend XiXi (Bai Ling).
Throughout the movie, all three men, particularly G and Dominic, are determined to continue their normal way of living and be a father at the same time. Lonnie is a garbageman among other small jobs, G works in the store his girlfriend's family runs, and Dominic is managing a pair of white rappers.
After they momentarily lose their kids during a party they threw, they realize how much their kids depend on them, and gradually become responsible fathers. Lonnie falls in love with a woman from a Mommy and Me class named Brandy who he treats badly on date. Dominic's ex-girlfriend reveals she's a lesbian and feels he is too involved in his career to ever be a father. G's cousin No Good (Method Man) robs a store and his girlfriend feels he was in on it and takes their son away from him.
After all three are given a talking to by Lonnie's Uncle Virgil, they realize how much they love their kids and what they have to do. Lonnie apologizes to Brandy, then storms to his ex-girlfriend's house and takes his son with him, while criticizing her for having a baby to get child support payments, and knocks out her cousin "Big Swoll". Dominic goes to his ex-girlfriend and tells her how much he loves his daughter and how he needs to be a part of her life. G's girlfriend's father tells him a story of being in the Triads before he had his daughter and realized how much his family meant to him, leading to G proposing to his girlfriend.
At the end of the movie it is revealed that Lonnie and Brandy are married with 2 children. Lonnie has also achieved his dream of becoming a successful inventor; Dominic started a children's music album; and G and his father-in-law open a martial arts/boxing studio called The Mo Fo Dojo. No Good, after learning of organic foods, goes on to become a successful food show personality called The Organic Gangster. They lastly toast to great babies' daddies. In the end, they realize that three little babies turned them into three grown men.
Tagline: They're going from players to playtime.
- Eddie Griffin - Lonnie, one of the three main characters
- Anthony Anderson - G, the second of the main characters and the narrator
- Michael Imperioli - Dominic, the third of the main characters
- Method Man - No Good (Randall), G's ex-con cousin
- Paula Jai Parker - Rolonda, Lonnie's golddigging girlfriend
- Bai Ling - XiXi
- Joanna Bacalso - Nia
- Amy Sedaris - Annabelle
- Marsha Thomason - Brandy
- Bobb'e J. Thompson - Lil' Tupac
- Tommy "Tiny" Lister - Drive-By
- John Amos - Uncle Virgil
Rumors of a sequel brewed in 2006 with questions of Anthony Anderson returning. Michael Imperioli and Eddie Griffin have all denied returning as well. Method Man is the only one on board with the project with thoughts about the movie being made with his character No Good as the lead role.
As of May 2010, My Baby's Daddy 2: Playtime's Up was a working title but it's been changed to My Baby's Daddy 2: No Good Comes to Wait and the cast stars Method Man, Ice-T, and Shawn and Marlon Wayans are rumored to return. The director, Cheryl Dunye has no intentions of being involved.
This movie has a 4% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 reviews of which only 2 were fresh.