Next Friday (2000)

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Critic 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.
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R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Ice Cube
as Craig Jones
Mike Epps
as Day-Day
John Witherspoon
as Mr. Jones
Don 'D.C.' 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
Tamala Jones
as D'Wana
Lady of Rage
as Baby D
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
Keebo
as Pinky Chaffeur
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Critic Reviews for Next Friday

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (22)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | January 11, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Next Friday will eventually be remembered as a disposable farce, but one that leaves a happy memory.

December 31, 1999
Film.com
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Audience Reviews for Next Friday

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 Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

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 Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

A decent sequel.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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