out of 4
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Friday After Next
Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps|
Director: Marcus Raboy
RunTime: 85 Minutes
Release Date: November 2002
|*Also starring: ||John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Don "DC" Curry, K.D. Aubert, Terry Crews, Maz Jobrani, Bebe Drake||
Review by Steve Rhodes
1½ stars out of 4
First, the good news about FRIDAY AFTER NEXT, the third in the FRIDAY comedy
series -- before the movie starts is a new and extended TWIN TOWERS trailer that
is truly awesome. The best that can be said about FRIDAY AFTER NEXT itself is
that it manages to be the best in a truly awful series. I actually smiled some
this time between the groans, which is something I don't remember doing the last
two times, when all I wanted to do was walk out.
FRIDAY AFTER NEXT is the type of comedy in which the characters scream foul
mouthed insults at each other and in which the voice track is always cranked up
to the maximum under the theory that the loudest jokes must be the funniest.
The story is set during the Christmas season in which a Santa Claus robber has
been stealing from everyone in the 'hood. The always likeable Ice Cube plays
Craig Jones, who lives with his cousin Day-Day (Mike Epps) in a rundown
In order to get money to pay the rent, Craig and Day-Day take jobs as security
guards -- sans guns or even flashlights -- at a cheap strip mall that has places
like Pimps and Hos, an outlandish clothing boutique. A completely over-the-top
character named Money Mike (Katt Williams) runs Pimps and Hos. His flamboyant
clothing choices alone are enough to generate grins. The movie gets its biggest
laugh from the audience when a beefy ex-con tries to rape him in a bathroom.
Another big laugh comes when Craig's dad has an especially smelly and loud bowel
movement. By the end of the picture, my own laugh count was zip, but I
FRIDAY AFTER NEXT runs 1:25. It is rated R for "language, sexual content and
drug use" and would be acceptable for older teenagers.
Copyright © 2002 Steve Rhodes
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