• Friday (1995)


Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 1999

R |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Ice Cube , Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford, Regina King, Paula Jai Parker

Director: F. Gary Gray

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: House, Girlfriend, Cheeky, Forbidden love, Best friend, Hilarious, Los Angeles, Lighthearted, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    TV Guide Magazine

    A star vehicle for rapper Ice Cube (who also cowrote and coproduced), Friday is a lighthearted, comedic presentation of the realities chronicled in dramas like "Boyz N the Hood." show more

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Friday is funnier and funkier than "Bad Boys," more homegrown-seeming, less manufactured. It plays like "House Party" with attitude. [26 Apr 1995]

  • 50
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    The more real Friday gets, the better it is. [26 Apr 1995]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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