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. Though funny, FRIDAY can't sustain its humorous tone to the end because it has to confront those same realities.
It's Friday, and Craig Jones (Ice Cube), who's just lost his job, has nowhere to go but his front stoop. From this vantage point, Jones and his pot-smoking friend "Smokey" (Chris Tucker) observe the comings and goings of the peculiar people in this particular 'hood. They include a dwarf on the outs with his sexy wife, an irritating beggar, a snooty neighbor, a not-so-righteous r...