Friday After Next
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Friday After Next is a 2002 American Christmas stoner comedy film directed by Marcus Raboy and starring Ice Cube (who also wrote the film) and Mike Epps. It is the third installment in the Friday series. The film was theatrically released on November 22, 2002, to minor box office success but generally negative reviews. This film has since gained a cult following.
|Friday After Next|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Marcus Raboy|
|Produced by||Ice Cube|
|Written by||Ice Cube|
by Ice Cube
Don "D.C." Curry
Anna Maria Horsford
Daniel Curtis Lee
|Narrated by||Ice Cube|
|Music by||John Murphy|
|Edited by||Suzanne Hines|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Box office||$33.5 million|
The movie begins when a robber, disguised as Santa Claus, breaks into Craig and Day-Day's house at 3:37 AM on Christmas Eve. Craig fights with the robber, trashing their apartment while making frantic, futile attempts to wake Day-Day. The robber escapes with Craig and Day-Day's Christmas presents and rent money. The same morning, the police come over to get a report.
After the police leave, Mrs. Pearly comes in and says that if the two do not pay their rent money by the end of the day, she will evict them. Furthermore, she promises to send her homosexual ex-convict son, Damon (who just got out of prison after 12 years), after them if they do not pay in a timely manner. The same day, Craig and Day-Day get jobs as "Top Flight Security Guards" from Moly, the property manager and owner of a notoriously squalid doughnut shop and the shopping center that they are assigned to patrol.
Later that day, they meet Donna and Money Mike, who run a fledgling shop called 'Pimps and Hoes'. The shopping center is also the home of a BBQ rib restaurant called 'Bros. BBQ', owned by the cousins' fathers, Willie and Elroy.
A couple of baseheads try to rob Money Mike's store, but Craig and Day-Day catch them both. Mike offers them a cash reward, but Craig refuses it and instead invites him to his Christmas party. Willie and Elroy are having trouble with some of the children. When one of them kicks Elroy, he retaliates by taking out a belt and starts a series of beatings on the kids. Then, shortly after Moly gives Craig and Day-Day a lunch break, a gang of thugs (supposedly the grandsons of some of the carolers that were chased off by Day-Day for loitering in front of the corner store) chase after Craig and Day-Day. After failing to catch them, the gang members proceed to beat up Moly for supposedly hiding them, resulting in Craig and Day-Day throwing away their uniforms after witnessing what happened to Moly, and this causes Moly to fire them on-the-spot (due to Moly accusing them of lazing around and allowing him to be beaten, even though they were just given a lunch break). As revenge, Willie rats Moly out to the Department of Health.
Later that night, Craig and Day-Day throw a rent party to recoup their stolen rent money and stay in their apartment. While Money Mike is in the bathroom, Damon appears and attempts to sexually assault him, but fails when Money Mike crunches his testicles with pliers. Damon then proceeds to chase Money Mike when he tries to run away. Also Mrs. Pearly comes on to Willie when he uses her bathroom, causing Craig's mother, Betty, to come in and attack her when she catches the two. Craig and Day-Day see the robber and give chase, running into other obstacles (including a psychotic but comedic old man armed with a double-barreled shotgun, played by Epps) and are ultimately successful. The robber eventually gets run over by Pinky's limousine.
The movie ends with Craig and Day-Day retrieving their stolen rent money and Christmas presents and tying the robber up on his roof. During the credits, it is revealed that Craig and Donna hooked up after Craig returned, Damon is still chasing Money Mike throughout the neighborhood, and that Ms. Pearly tried to stop the party by calling the police, but they left after receiving marijuana as a bribe.
- Ice Cube as Craig Jones / Narrator
- Mike Epps as Day-Day Jones / Old Man with Shotgun
- John Witherspoon as Willie Jones
- Don "D.C." Curry as Elroy Jones
- Anna Maria Horsford as Betty Jones
- Clifton Powell as Pinky
- Terry Crews as Damon Pearly
- Katt Williams as Money Mike
- K.D. Aubert as Donna
- Maz Jobrani as Moly
- Reggie Gaskins as Officer Brian Dix
- Brian Stepanek as Officer #3
- Rickey Smiley as Santa Claus
- Sommore as Cookie
- Gerry Bednob as Moly's Father
- Starletta DuPois as Sister Sarah
- Bebe Drake as Mrs. Pearly
- Joel McKinnon Miller as Officer Alvin Hole
- Chris Williams as Broadway Bill
- Trina McGee-Davis as Cinnamon
- Khleo Thomas as Bad Boy #1
- Daniel Curtis Lee as Bad Boy #2
- Marc John Jefferies as Kid (uncredited)
Friday After Next received a 26% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 72 reviews, with an average rating of 4.19/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "This Friday installment is more shapeless and stale than its predecessors".
|Friday After Next|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||November 19, 2002|
|Friday soundtracks chronology|
|Singles from Friday After Next|
|1||It's the Holidaze||Westside Connection|
|2||Just Chill||Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga and Spliff Star|
|3||High Times (Ride With Us)||F.T. and Tha Eastsidaz|
|4||Got All 'At||Nappy Roots|
|5||Wonderful World||Krayzie Bone, La Reece, K-Mont and Asu|
|8||Get Ready||Roscoe and Kokane|
|9||Go to the Club||Calvin Richardson|
|10||I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You||Leon Haywood|
|12||This Christmas||Donny Hathaway|
|13||Santa Baby||Eartha Kitt|
|14||Silent Night||The Temptations|