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      Friday

      1995, Comedy, 1h 31m

      29 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      What Friday might lack in taut construction or directorial flair, it more than makes up with its vibrant (albeit consistently crass) humor and the charming, energetic performances of its leads. Read critic reviews

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      It's Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) has just gotten fired for stealing cardboard boxes. To make matters worse, rent is due, he hates his overbearing girlfriend, Joi (Paula Jai Parker), and his best friend, Smokey (Chris Tucker), owes the local drug dealer money -- and that's all before lunch. As the hours drag on, Jones and Smokey experience the gamut of urban life, complete with crackheads, shoot-outs and overly sexual pastors, concentrated into one single, unbelievable Friday.

      • Rating: R (Drug Use|A Brutal Fight|Pervasive Strong Language)

      • Genre: Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: F. Gary Gray

      • Producer: Patricia Charbonnet

      • Writer: Ice Cube, DJ Pooh

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $27.4M

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      • Distributor: New Line Home Video [us], New Line Cinema

      • Production Co: New Line Cinema

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Stereo

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      • Jun 14, 2017

        I found this on Netflix and thought it was worth checking out. The good news it is still a funny movie and it has grown better with time. The 90s had a lot of films that occured over a day and this one was definitely right up there with the best of them. Ice Cube was wet under the ears but the role suited him, playing against type. Chris Tucker was great as the right hand man, as time went on you realised he was very one dimensional though. The film has very funny beats and manages to squeeze a lot of characters and story into the running time. The key to the film is an emotional storyline and relatable characters, this has it all and deserved the cult status that surrounds it. 14-06-2017.

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      • May 23, 2016

        Ice Cube has no talent as a writer (nor much as an actor) but did find who would want to direct this crappy stoner comedy that feels like the worst and most unfunny sitcom ever, plagued with awful actors (Chris Tucker is unbearable), painful gags and stereotypes instead of characters.

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      • Dec 28, 2015

        It's hard to know just how much of Friday's greatness was intentional or just a happy accident. Not that I'm really having a go at F. Gary Gray, but I'm not really a big believer in his work, and this has to be his best and perhaps most ingeniously understated film for sure. The thing that makes it a winner is the authenticity of the film. It skillfully makes very funny satire about very serious social problems in everyday african american neighbourhoods, and whilst it might be tempting to think these problems are sugar-coated in their depiction, they really aren't at all. And it works because at some point you realise there's this real sense of community and love out there for each other, despite the hardships that the young men, women, and familes live with in these communities. A surpisingly effective drama too, and probably Chis Tucker's most effective role/performance.

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      • Sep 17, 2014

        F. Gary Gray's timeless comedy is stereotypical, satirical and authentically humorous for a new, young generation. Friday is that notable 90's film that can be viewed countless times, memorized and still be able to produce a laugh for many more future generations. 4.5/5

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