Friday After Next (2002)

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Critic Consensus: This Friday installment is more shapeless and stale than its predecessors.

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The gang from Friday and Next Friday are back in this urban comedy, in which Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) have finally moved out of their respective parents' homes and gotten an apartment together. However, a bogus neighborhood Santa Claus (Rickey Smiley) decides to help Craig and Day-Day share the wealth by robbing their apartment, and when he rips off their stereo, he also makes off with their rent money, which was hidden in the speaker cabinets. Desperate to make rent and have some money for Christmas presents, Craig and Day-Day land jobs at a local strip mall, where their fathers, Mr. Jones (John Witherspoon) and Uncle Elroy (Don "D.C." Curry), have gone into business together running a barbecue joint. Craig and Day-Day are installed as security guards, and while Craig tries to make time with Donna (K.D. Aubert), a saleswoman at the Pimp N' Ho's Boutique, and keep things orderly at Holy Moly's Doughnut Shop, Day-Day attempts to transform himself into a master of crime-fighting, which causes a lot more problems than it solves. Friday After Next is the first feature film from director Marcus Raboy, who previously directed music videos for Sting, Li'l Kim, Staind, and Friday After Next star Ice Cube. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Genre:
Comedy
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Box Office:
$32,983,713.00
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Cast

Ice Cube
as Craig
Mike Epps
as Day-Day
John Witherspoon
as Mr. Jones
Terry Crews
as Damon
Rickey Smiley
as Santa Claus
Reggie Gaskins
as Off. Dix
Khleo Thomas
as Bad Boy No. 1
Bebe Drake
as Mrs. Pearly
K.D. Aubert
as Donna
Anna Maria Horsford
as Mrs. Jones
Katt Williams
as Money Mike
Jennifer Echols
as Church Lady No. 3
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy Jones
Starletta DuPois
as Sister Sarah/Old Woman at Fridge
Sommore
as Cookie
Brian Stepanek
as Officer No. 3
Gerry Bednob
as Moly's Father
Allen Maldonado
as Juvenile No. 3
John Gipson
as Old Man at Fridge
Dan Curtis Lee
as Bad Boy No. 2
Nikki Davis
as Lollipop
Lileé Anderson
as Girl Driver
Bishop Don Magic Juan
as Bishop Magic Juan
Malieek Straughter
as Crime Brother No. 4
Terence L. Washington
as Crime Brother No. 1
Quentin Prescott Price
as Juvenile No. 1
Wayne King Jr.
as Crime Brother No. 3
Dolores Sheen
as Grandma Jones
Frances Dee Gray
as Church Lady No. 2
Jovun Fox
as Thugged Out Boy
Darryl Graves
as Juvenile No. 2
Kelly 'K-Mac' Garmon
as Crime Brother No. 2
Tekla Ruchi
as Cinnamon
Traci L. Nelson
as Apartment Girl No. 1
Amber Stuart
as Apartment Girl No. 2
Don 'D.C.' Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Chris Williams (XII)
as Broadway Bill
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Critic Reviews for Friday After Next

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (27)

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the 'hood, Friday fans were wishing the new sequel was good.

December 27, 2002
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

This is a terrible movie, one of the worst comedies of the year.

November 25, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Frenetic but not really funny.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
USA Today
Top Critic

You'd have to be applying pretty loose critical standards to describe Friday After Next ... as a good movie, but in the coming weeks it may certainly prove a useful one.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Friday movies are a lot like an African-American version of Seinfeld; they're really about nothing. And if you can appreciate the cultural dislocation of their urban California milieu, same as Seinfeld, they can be funny as hell.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.

Full Review… | November 22, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Friday After Next

Sheer senselessness and a bogus plot. Friday After Next is a somewhat disappointing installment that doesn't live up to the hype or excitement as the previous films. Ice Cube, Mike Epps and the gang continue to provide laughter and ridiculous gags, but it's more provoking rather than memorable. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

NOT FUNNY.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

½

A holiday themed final installment in the Friday Trilogy. I can't say that it's worse than the second one, in fact it's slightly better. Terry Crews made for an even more deranged villain that would stop at nothing to get his jail bait. It's more of the same comedy from the first two, so you basically know what you're getting in to.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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