|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
Joel McKinnon Miller
Daniel Curtis Lee
Marc John Jefferies
|Narrated by||Ice Cube|
|Music by||John Murphy|
|Edited by||Suzanne Hines|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Box office||$33.5 million|
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.
The film begins when a robber (Rickey Smiley), disguised as Santa Claus, breaks into Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day's (Mike Epps) 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 (Bebe Drake) 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 (Terry Crews), who just got out of prison after twelve 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 (Maz Jobrani), 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 (K.D. Aubert) and Money Mike (Katt Williams), 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 (John Witherspoon) and Elroy (Don "D.C." Curry).
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 denies it and instead invites him to his 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 carolers that were chased off by Day-Day for loitering in front of the corner store, chase after Craig and Day-Day, but, after failing to catch them, they proceed to beat Moly for supposedly hiding them, resulting in the two throwing away their uniforms after witnessing what happened to Moly, and ultimately getting unjustly fired from their jobs (due to Moly accusing them of lazing around and allowing him to be beaten, even though he'd just given them a lunch break). As revenge, Willie rats Moly out to the Department of Health.
Craig and Day-Day throw a rent party later that night to recoup their stolen money and stay in their apartment. While Money Mike is in the restroom, Damon attempts to sexually assault him, but fails when Money Mike crunches his testicles with pliers. Damon then proceeds to chase him when he tries to run away. Also Mrs. Pearly comes on to Craig's father when he uses her bathroom, causing Craig's mother to attack her when she catches the two. Craig and Day-Day see the robber and give chase, running into other obstacles (including an elderly comedic but crazed gunman, played by Epps) and are ultimately successful after the robber gets run down by Pinky's limousine.
The movie ends with Craig and Day-Day retrieving their rent money and Christmas presents and tying and gagging the robber up on a chimney. During the credits, it is revealed that Craig and Donna hooked up after Craig returned, Damon is still chasing Money Mike throughout the hood, and that Ms. Pearly tried to stop the party by calling the police, but they left after receiving marijuana as a bribe.
Friday After Next received a 25% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 71 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2/10. 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|
Friday After Next is the soundtrack from the film of the same name.
|1||It's the Holidaze||Westside Connection|
|2||Just Chill||Flipmode Squad featuring Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga & Spliff|
|3||High Times (Ride With Us)||F.T. featuring Tha Eastsidaz|
|4||Got All'at||Nappy Roots|
|5||Wonderful World||Krayzie Bone featuring La Reece & K-Mont|
|8||Get Ready||Roscoe featuring Mr. Kane|
|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|