Jody is a 20-year-old unemployed black man who is reluctant to grow up. Irresponsible, uninspired and seemingly aimless, he is the father of two babies by two different women and is still living at home with his mother. But a series of events and circumstances involving his mother's boyfriend Melvin, his girlfriend Yvette and her ex-boyfriend Rodney force him to make some tough decisions and learn some tougher lessons about living, loving and surviving life as a man in the hood. Singleton tells the story in a series of vibrant vignettes, and though he supplies plenty of crowd-pleasing sex and violence, the focus remains on his characters. A rich score of old and new rap and R&B gives the film a nice boost, and Rhames is superb as the aging former thug trying to find happiness with Jody's mom.
- Category: Urban Drama, Urban Action, Dramas, Crime, Relationships, Los Angeles, California
- Starring: Snoop Dogg, Tyrese Gibson, Ving Rhames, Taraji P. Henson, A.J. Johnson, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass
- Director: John Singleton
- Rating: R
- Running Time: 130 Minutes