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Friday After Next (2002)



Critic Consensus: This Friday installment is more shapeless and stale than its predecessors.

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The gang from Friday and Next Friday are back in this urban comedy, in which Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) have finally moved out of their respective parents' homes and gotten an apartment together. However, a bogus neighborhood Santa Claus (Rickey Smiley) decides to help Craig and Day-Day share the wealth by robbing their apartment, and when he rips off their stereo, he also makes off with their rent money, which was hidden in the speaker cabinets. Desperate to make rent and have some money for Christmas presents, Craig and Day-Day land jobs at a local strip mall, where their fathers, Mr. Jones (John Witherspoon) and Uncle Elroy (Don "D.C." Curry), have gone into business together running a barbecue joint. Craig and Day-Day are installed as security guards, and while Craig tries to make time with Donna (K.D. Aubert), a saleswoman at the Pimp N' Ho's Boutique, and keep things orderly at Holy Moly's Doughnut Shop, Day-Day attempts to transform himself into a master of crime-fighting, which causes a lot more problems than it solves. Friday After Next is the first feature film from director Marcus Raboy, who previously directed music videos for Sting, Li'l Kim, Staind, and Friday After Next star Ice Cube. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Ice Cube
as Craig
Mike Epps
as Day-Day
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy Jones
Don 'D.C.' Curry
as Uncle Elroy
Bebe Drake
as Mrs. Pearly
Katt Williams
as Money Mike
Rickey Smiley
as Santa Claus
Don "DC" Curry
as Uncle Elroy Jones
as Cookie
Brian Stepanek
as Officer No. 3
Dolores Sheen
as Grandma Jones
Gerry Bednob
as Moly's Father
Starletta DuPois
as Sister Sarah/Old Woman at Fridge
Frances Dee Gray
as Church Lady No. 2
Jennifer Echols
as Church Lady No. 3
Lileé Anderson
as Girl Driver
Bishop Don Magic Juan
as Bishop Magic Juan
Chris Williams (XII)
as Broadway Bill
Jovun Fox
as Thugged Out Boy
Khleo Thomas
as Bad Boy No. 1
Daniel Curtis Lee
as Bad Boy No. 2
Quentin Prescott Price
as Juvenile No. 1
Darryl Graves
as Juvenile No. 2
Allen Maldonado
as Juvenile No. 3
Terence L. Washington
as Crime Brother No. 1
Kelly 'K-Mac' Garmon
as Crime Brother No. 2
Wayne King Jr.
as Crime Brother No. 3
Malieek Straughter
as Crime Brother No. 4
Tekla Ruchi
as Cinnamon
Nikki Davis
as Lollipop
Traci L. Nelson
as Apartment Girl No. 1
Amber Stuart
as Apartment Girl No. 2
John Gipson
as Old Man at Fridge
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Critic Reviews for Friday After Next

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (26)

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the 'hood, Friday fans were wishing the new sequel was good.

December 27, 2002

This is a terrible movie, one of the worst comedies of the year.

November 25, 2002

Frenetic but not really funny.

November 22, 2002 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

You'd have to be applying pretty loose critical standards to describe Friday After Next ... as a good movie, but in the coming weeks it may certainly prove a useful one.

November 22, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Friday movies are a lot like an African-American version of Seinfeld; they're really about nothing. And if you can appreciate the cultural dislocation of their urban California milieu, same as Seinfeld, they can be funny as hell.

November 22, 2002 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The jokes are sophomoric, stereotypes are sprinkled everywhere and the acting ranges from bad to bodacious.

November 22, 2002 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Friday After Next

Sheer senselessness and a bogus plot. Friday After Next is a somewhat disappointing installment that doesn't live up to the hype or excitement as the previous films. Ice Cube, Mike Epps and the gang continue to provide laughter and ridiculous gags, but it's more provoking rather than memorable. 3/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


A holiday themed final installment in the Friday Trilogy. I can't say that it's worse than the second one, in fact it's slightly better. Terry Crews made for an even more deranged villain that would stop at nothing to get his jail bait. It's more of the same comedy from the first two, so you basically know what you're getting in to.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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