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Friday 1995

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends...

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One of the best comedies ive seen, Hilarious what a combo Tuck & Cube i like all 3 movies but this has to be my favourite out of the series and of all films 9.4/10 * for me Smokey what a Snut.
I love chris tucker! So funny!

Very funny 8/10

OCCASIONAL LAUGHS BUT ON THE WHOLE A PLOTLESS MESS
This movie is hilarious. Ice Cube does a commendable job here.

***.5/****
5.25/10
Oh boy, I will have a few of these 5 movie-at-a-time things since I saw about 25 movies over my march break. I was so bored I just rented alot of films to occupy me. Okay, anyway, Strawdogs! Oh my, that was a pretty rough film for 1971! I mean it was really violent, really provacative, really well-done. Dustin did a great job of acting and I must say though, with an approx. 5-10 minute long explicit rape scene, and a guys foot being blown off by a shotgun and things, I think it was even trying to be too much. It was great, brutal film, but I sat through it.
Final Destination 2 I saw with a friend. This movie is a guilty pleasure. I'm sorry, you are probably thinking "You sick little f*ck! How could you laugh at such a thing?!" Well, I will tell you. Don't get me wrong, the plot was stronger than usual, I love how it's not a person killing people, and it takes a good mind to think of how to link up all the disasters and stuff. The thing that got me laughing (and it's sort of a good thing, at the same time I probably shouldn't of) is the deaths. WARNING: Don't read on if you don't want anything spoiled.
When at the beginning of the movie and the girl sees the accident and you see the one guy get totally smashed through by a log in mid-air got me and my friend laughing and when the 13 year old kid gets smashed in two by the platform and explodes, that got me laughing, and at the end when the kid goes to the barbaque and you here an explosion and the arm falls on the table? That got me to almost fall off my chair. Why? Because they are so unrealistic. I mean, it was almost like one of the cartoons, but they've just added in the gore. I've seen someone get crushed by platforms in cartoons, just they go flat. I mean, it's so sudden and almost comical, it's funny, but more of a guilty pleasure and laughing from shock at how that death happened.

Friday, I don't have much to say, but it was funny. Chris Tucker was hilarious in it. I can't really describe it, but it just was amusing.

Boyz N the Hood portrayed the tough life of being in the South of L.A and all of the violence there. The opening scene with the message "Increase the Peace" to the end with crying and where all the people got to was brilliant. The performances were great and the way that the director actually got 3 gang members to find out how they speak, how they dress, etc.

Finally, Dazed and Confused... Best soundtrack ever. As in the most fun to listen to, not academy award material, just fun music. The movie itself was fairly funny and I loved the guy who I forget his name, but he is stoned for the entire movie. (The guy with long hair) I also loved Matthew McConaughey's role in it. I thought he was sickeningly (if that is a word) hilarious. I wouldn't buy the movie, but the soundtrack for sure. This is one of the best high-school movies I have seen. Not teen comedies which aren't really supposed to be good, but just funny, but I mean high-school and coming-of-age comedies, Dazed and Confused is a definite thumbs up.
"Friday," rapper-actor Ice Cube's first foray into comedy, is a low-key "Day N the Hood" with elements of "It Was a Good Day," the Ice Cube song and video that gave thanks for an inner-city day without trauma. It is also a recognition of community: All the action takes place in and around the working-class Jones house in south-central Los Angeles, and much of it is played out in that house's front yard, where Craig Jones (Ice Cube) and his best pal, Smokey (Chris Tucker), sit on their chairs . . . and here comes the neighborhood. The self-contained setup could serve as a television sitcom, or even a play, and "Friday's" characters include some familiar types, from the glowering neighborhood bully Deebo (the intimidating Tiny Lister Jr.) and the less-than-saintly Pastor Clever (comedian Bernie Mac) to Craig's possessive, straight-outta-2 Live Crew girlfriend Joi (Howard University grad Paula Jai Parker).

"Friday" centers on Craig and Smokey's misadventures on a single day when they have too much time on their hands and too much mischief in their hearts. In some ways, Ice Cube's Craig is the flip side of Doughboy, the character he played in John Singleton's searing "Boyz N the Hood." Both are trying to sidestep the pitfalls of growing up hard, but Craig's psychic load is much lighter-he's a homeboy in a fairly stable family, surrounded by potential negatives but not overwhelmed by them. In fact, Craig is something of a straight-arrow, and much of the film's action is the result of Smokey's talking him into sharing a joint. These are prankstas, not gangstas.

Cube is amusing, though he's really playing straight man to Tucker's frenetic and energized Smokey. It's clear how Smokey earned his name, and now he's in trouble after having incautiously smoked up $200 worth of weed advanced to him by the neighborhood drug dealer, Big Worm (Faizon Love). Smokey's not just a troublemaker, he's a trouble magnet, and what starts as a day of kicking back turns into a race against time to come up with the money.

First-time director F. Gary Gray (who started as a BET cameraman here and has made numerous rap videos, including "It Was a Good Day") worked from a script by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh that doesn't obscure such issues as violence and drugs. For instance, a late drive-by shooting doesn't hurt anyone, but it's a bracing reminder of how quickly a good day can turn to bad and how such events become a fact of life.

Clearly, though, "Friday's" creators have chosen to emphasize the bearable lightness of being. That allows for literal bathroom humor (Craig's father has a colonic fixation) and marijuana jokes (crackheads are un-gently parodied), as well as gender-based humor, mostly directed at women and sometimes cruel but never nasty (as when a girl who promises she looks like Janet Jackson shows up for a date with Smokey looking more like Freddie Jackson).

"Friday" is populated with stand-up comedians and sitcom veterans (including LaWanda Page as a foul-mouthed church lady). Chris Tucker is also an experienced comedian, which allows him to carry the film. As for Ice Cube, he's funny precisely because he's not a comedian. In his dramatic roles, Cube's raised eyebrows usually unleashed a fearsome glare and a hint of danger; here, his expressions are more quizzical, amused or confused. He plays against type, just as the movie itself plays against hype.

Friday is rated R for profanity, drug use and violence.
This movie is a hood classic. It is so damn funny. I never get tired of this movie, I am always ROFL when I watch it. My favorite character besides Smokie is Eezel.
This is a very funny movie. Not much of a plot but the comedy made up for that. I wish Chris Tucker was in the other friday movies because him and Ice Cube make a good team.
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