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My Baby's Daddy is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Cheryl Dunye.

My Baby's Daddy
My babys daddy poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCheryl Dunye
Produced byEddie Griffin
Happy Walters
Matt Weaver
Written byEddie Griffin
Coke Daniels
Brent Goldberg
David Wagner
StarringEddie Griffin
Anthony Anderson
Michael Imperioli
Music byRichard Gibbs
Deborah Lurie
CinematographyGlen MacPherson
Edited byAndy Blumenthal
Distributed byMiramax
Release date
  • January 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million
Box office$18,490,423



Childhood friends Lonnie, Dominic, and G have a rude awakening when they find out their girlfriends are pregnant. Lonnie and G have sons, Carver and Bruce-Leroy, and Dominic has a daughter, Jasmine.

Each have their own unique set of problems; Lonnie's girlfriend Rolonda is more interested in partying than being a mother; Dominic discovers that his girlfriend Nia 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.

Throughout the movie, all three men, particularly G and Dominic, are determined to continue their normal way of living and be fathers at the same time. Lonnie is a garbageman among other part-time jobs, G works in the store Xixi'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, due to believing she wouldn't like the real him. Nia reveals to Dominic she's a lesbian and feels he is too involved in his career to ever be a father. G's cousin No Good robs a store to help him get the supplies for his son and Xixi feels he was in on it and takes Bruce-Leroy 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, but he stays true to himself, and she forgives him, then he storms to Rolonda's house and takes Carver with him, while criticizing her for having a baby to get child support payments, and knocks out her cousin "Big Swoll". Dominic goes to Nia and tells her how much he loves Jasmine 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 Xixi.

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.

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This movie has a 4% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 reviews of which only 2 were fresh.

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