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I have elected to take a closer look at movies that deal with the ghetto social institution There have been several movies that attempt to depict the harshness of growing up in predominantly black urban neighborhoods The three films that I have selected are what I believe to be the top three films in this genre They are Boyz N Da Hood Menace to Society and Juice All of these films try to send a message about what it is like to live in da hood The first film Boyz N Da Hood marked the directorial debut of John Singleton a gifted director It seems as if he put his heart into making this film There would be mixed emotions from many people about this film but specifically you knew Singleton was trying to send a message about the low points not really all points of what went down in South Central back in the day It starts off with elementary kids going to school and encountering a dead body in an alleyway Already youre somewhat shocked they arent crying for mommy or anything This is different from Bel Air though The main character in the story Tre gets into a fight and is sent home According to a deal he made with his momAngela Bassett if he got in one more fight he has to go live with his popLawrence Fishburne His father lives elsewhere in south central On his first day there Tre has to rake the lawn He has friends his best friend Dough Boy Ice Cube and Doughs brother Chris Dough tries to pick a fight with some big guy and gets whooped Later that day Tre and his dad go fishing talk about how Tre has to try to get out of the hood do his best to be the best he can They come back home and Dough Boy gets arrested We flash a few years ahead TreCuba
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