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Hard-core rapper Ice Cube, after appearing in such hard-hitting films as Boyz 'N the Hood and Higher Learning, played his first comic role in this picture he co-wrote with frequent musical collaborator DJ Pooh. Craig (Ice Cube) manages to get fired on his day off (though he claims it's through no fault of his own) and spends the day hanging out with his buddy Smokey (Chris Tucker) and trying to avoid his father (John Witherspoon), who wants him to find another job immediately. Smokey (whose name
Apr 26, 1995 Wide
Mar 2, 1999
New Line Home Entertainment
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Friday has energy, and sass, and the nerve to suggest that the line between tragedy and comedy may be in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
Director Gray tries (unsuccessfully) to create a '90s Cheech and Chong with inane lavatory humour, manic facial expressions, and plenty of close-ups of a tokin' Smokey. PassÚ the spliff.
This is a ruder, cruder version of the hip-hop movie House Party, and it offers a fascinating glimpse at the way street life enters pop culture.
Cube is amusing, though he's really playing straight man to Tucker's frenetic and energized Smokey.
Dirty, offensive, infantile and may launch a few sanctimonious opinion columns. And I mean that in the nicest way.
Co-scriptwriters Ice Cube, DJ Pooh, and director F. Gary Gray find as much humor in well-observed detail as in the oddities of the film's world.
A new generation of black talent (director Gray, actors Chris Tucker and Ice Cube) bring verve to this much welcome comedic view of street life in South Central, after mostly crime and drug pictures set there.
Synthesizes blaxploitation and pot-comedy genres and melds them into a colossus of unending laughs.
It has a certain crude, rambling charm.
Gray's direction is painfully flat, and curiously -- especially for a popular music video director like Gray -- lacking any interesting visual style.
Cube's charm and Tucker's frantic antics can carry the movie only so far before the wall-to-wall profanity, constant vulgar humor and male chauvinist ogling wear out their welcome.
Turns "Boyz N'The Hood" on it's head...simply hilarious
Hilarious hip-hop ghetto comedy. Chris Tucker's role as "Smokey" sets this one apart from it's mediocre sequels.
- Craig: You want some kool-aid?
- Smokey: Man... you know damn well I want some kool-aid!
- Joi: Uh uh hell no, pfft! Who is that bitch?
- Craig: Who you talking to?
- Joi: Nigga I'm talking to you! Now who is she?
- Craig: That's just Debbie from down the street.
- Joi: So? What the hell she doing in there?
- Craig: She was just... get in the house!
- Joi: Chu looking at?
- Smokey: Get yo ass in the house!
- Craig: Hurry up!
- Smokey: Daaammnn!
- Smokey: [taking a crap outside] You better not tell anybody man.
- Ezal: Man, I'm not, man.
- Smokey: Keep it on the low.
- Ezal: Alright brother. [looks around] HEY, SMOKEY BACK HERE TAKIN' A SHIT!
- Smokey: Ezal!
- Ezal: Don't worry, I won't tell anybody else.
- Mrs. Jones: Now your father... he has game.
- Mr. Jones: Don't nobody go in the bathroom for about 35, 45 minutes.
- Craig: You call that game?
- Smokey: I know ya don't smoke weed, I know this. But I'm gonna get you high today cause it's Friday, you ain't got no job and you ain't got shit to do.
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