A young black man (Tyrese Gibson), after spending too many years living at home with his mother and not acting like a real father to his child, finally accepts his responsibilites as a man and a father.
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Dare I say that I feel that this is a more complete film than 'Boyz 'N Tha Hood?' It certainly is much more focused, and is aware of the negative power of its imagery. Singleton is highly critical of his characters, and is willing to paint his protagonists in negative light. What he offers up here is a harsh look at male arrested development, and societal structures that nurture such irresponsible behavior.