Some of the strands don't totally come to a close and the fact that the main plot (Roland going missing on his wedding day) is mostly a side issue is a distraction but not to a detrimental point. Jones is a bit of a comedy figure but does his job well despite being the least developed of the three.The teenage actors all carry themselves well, although in this modern tabloid world of hysteria it is a little uncomfortable to watch two young teenagers have sex (although I was relieved to find that the sexy one of them, Malinda Williams, was actually 24 when she played a 14 year old).While he is thoroughly beat down, Mike earns Stacey's private respect for fighting back like a man.
On a dare from Slim and Roland, Mike runs and grabs Alicia's butt, leading to a big fight with her big brother Stacey (De'Aundre Bonds), a Blood gang member.
The boys almost get arrested by two cops due to Stacey's broken taillight.
Mike's quick thinking prevents one of the cops from finding Stacey's gun and they are let go not realizing that the hold-up Stacey and Boo did is what gotten them off the hook.
They go to her house to find him drunk and experiencing doubts.
As they drive around, sober him up and dry clean their suits for the wedding, they take time to uncover why he has doubts and also take a trip down memory lane and where they grew up in Inglewood.
Jones), who scoffs at the idea of marriage, is furious at Roland for disappearing.