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 might have something to do with his tremendous fondness for marijuana) has even more serious problems; he was given $200 worth of weed to sell by Big Worm (Faizon Love), but he ended up smoking it instead, and if he can't come up with the money by the end of the day, he'll be in a world of hurt (and will put Craig in the same place just for being his friend). And Deebo (Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr.), a gargantuan bully who roams the neighborhood on his bicycle, has it in for Craig, while Craig tries his best just to stay out of his way. As one would expect, Friday features a strong hip-hop soundtrack, featuring tracks by such artists as Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill, Mack 10, and Funkdoobiest, as well as old-school R&B selections from The Isley Brothers, Roger, and Rose Royce.~Mark Deming
New Featurette Friday: Straight Up
Introduction by Ice Cube
Q&A Interviews with Director F. Gary Gray and Producer Patricia Charbonnet
2 Music Videos: Ice Cube's Friday and Dr. Dre's Keep Their Heads Ringin'
Now There aren’t to many words that need to be said about this particular movie. Simply because if you’re trying to eat anything during this movie you’ll find out that it’s going to be pretty hard to do. So think twice if you plan on eating and drinking anything while watching this movie. This movie has an all star cast and they are completely showing us all why this icon of a movie that was brilliantly done with so much amazing talent throughout the entire movie.
I love this movie! Almost every night I watch this movie before I go to bed. I’ve made this movie and Coming to America and Coming 2 America like a tradition pretty much. But I’m a huge Ice Cube and Chris Tucker fan and love watching them in this funny movie together. The sequels are good as well but this one is and will always be my favorite one!
My wife and I were able to see this movie in our local movie theater and were happy we were able to purchase it at a good price from BestBuy and really enjoyed watching it and we are looking forward to watching it as often as we want.