• PG-13, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Cheryl Dunye
    In Theaters:
    Jan 9, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 1, 2004
  • Miramax Films

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My Baby's Daddy Reviews

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Director Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Woman, Stranger Inside) has been fighting the good fight for years as an independent filmmaker, so I guess she's entitled to take the money and run.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 8, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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There are some jokes here, and any of these situations could have been funny as skits. Taken together, they're incoherent.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

January 8, 2007
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The antic, energetic performances are game, but they're overwhelmed by erratic pacing and disorganized writing.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

January 15, 2004
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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A father wincing at the sight of his baby's green poop is the highlight of this laugh-free comedy.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

January 15, 2004
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
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Births a big litter of bad jokes for every chuckle it manages to squeeze out.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

January 14, 2004
David Ng
Village Voice
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A tired send-up of hip-hop-isms that also aspires to be a Waiting to Exhale for men.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 13, 2004
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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That it took Griffin and three (credited) collaborators to come up with a script this by-numbers only proves once again that too many cooks homogenize the soup.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 12, 2004
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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It feels both forced and mean-spirited, to say nothing of out-of-step with the hip-hop generation.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 12, 2004
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
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It starts with implausible characters and descends into potty jokes (not just involving babies), racial stereotypes and a criminal lack of originality.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 12, 2004
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Maybe the title should have been Three Men and a Turkey.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

January 12, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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It shouldn't have been screened at all.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

January 12, 2004
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Cheryl Dunye's comedy follows three bachelor buddies on a journey toward maturity initiated by the simultaneous pregnancy of their girlfriends.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 12, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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How these guys are broken by their babies is hit-and-miss comedy, but the film's element of truth ... keeps it from sailing off the screen like the gas from its oh-so-many flatulence jokes.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 12, 2004
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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It's not the worst premise for humor dashed with a little wisdom, but the script, written by the film's star Eddie Griffin and others, is less than inspired and tends to blur the line between immaturity and just plain stupidity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 12, 2004
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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There's little that's fresh or new in the material.

January 12, 2004
Megan Lehmann
New York Post
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The finished product looks like it was thrown together during a lunch break -- by a drunk person.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 12, 2004
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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There are lots of cheap, easy gags and some uncomfortably incorrect humor, but the film has a good heart.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B-

January 10, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Diapers, even from three babies, can't stink worse than this.

| Original Score: 1/4

January 9, 2004
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