Next Friday


Next Friday

Critics Consensus

Next Friday lacks the fun of the original Friday. The movie is messy and plotless and relies on unfunny vulgar gags.



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In this sequel to the urban comedy Friday, rap music star Ice Cube returns as Craig Jones, a streetwise man from South Central Los Angeles who has a knack for getting into trouble. This time out, Craig is still trying to outsmart neighborhood bully Debo (Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.); after Craig gets the better of Debo in a fist fight, Debo is determined to flatten Craig in a rematch. Looking to stay out of Debo's way, Craig decides that it would be a good time to visit his cousin (Mike Epps) and uncle (Don "DC" Curry), who have recently won the lottery and moved into a spacious new home in the suburbs. Like Friday, Next Friday was written by Ice Cube and his frequent musical collaborator DJ Pooh; music video director Steve Carr made his feature debut with this film.


Ice Cube
as Craig Jones
Mike Epps
as Day-Day
Don 'D.C.' Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Lobo Sebastian
as Lil Joker
Rolando Molina
as Baby Joker
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Amy Hill
as Miss Ho Kym
Robin Allen
as Baby D'
Carmen Serano
as Girl No. 1
Maria Arce
as Girl No. 2
Vanessa White
as Girl No. 3
Michael Blackson
as Customer No. 1
Ronn Riser-Muhammad
as Stanley/Mystery Guest
David Waterman
as Sheriff No. 3
Cheridah Best
as Sheriff Lady
Shane Conrad
as Real Estate Man
as Pinky Chaffeur
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Audience Reviews for Next Friday

  • Oct 03, 2017
    The sequel has none of the charm of the original film, the liveliness of Tucker is the ingredient missing here. Ice Cube is notorious for playing the same character, never extends from the basic humour and the film suffers for it. One of the key issues is the recycled plot elements, not uncommon for sequels, e.g. The Hangover part 2. The film needed more development and some depth injected into the story, the film hinged off the success of the forst film and is quite tiresome to watch. 03-10-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2014
    Although far less memorable than the original, Next Friday still is able to produce some laughter, even when the film is obviously inconsistent, immoral and offensively gag-filled. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 27, 2010
    A half wit follow up to a semi-descent movie. When Chris Tucker won't sign up for a sequel, it's usually a bad sign. Mike Epps was a horrible addition to the cast, reducing everything to bad punchlines. While it does have some good elements, the bad certainly outweighs the good.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2009
    The main character is again ICE CUBE and his cousin DAE DAE played by Mike Epps. Dae Dae is the homeboy who replaced Chris Tucker (and does a great job at it also). Deebo (Tiny Lister) is still looking for his revenge on Craig. So Craig's father hides him in the posh Beverly Hills district where he has relatives who won the lottery. However his family has wasted all the money they've won and they still need to pay for their new house. If they don't get the money, they'll be evicted. Craig and Day-Day try to find a way to get the money to keep the house. Every place has its friendly people and every place has its bullies who in Rancho Cucamonga take shape of three Latino thugs called the Joker brothers. Craig and Day Day get into some hilarious scrapes as they try and get the money together to stop Elroy's house being repossessed for unpaid tax bills. The Joker's women provided some good eye candy and Lisa Rodriguez (The Jokers? sister and Craig?s love interest) was hot as well. Cube is a good writer, and he came up with such original lines like, "You ever heard of El Nino?" "Yes." "Well, this is El Negro." NEXT FRIDAY provides laughs if you just watch the movie and try not to look for flaws.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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