Friday (1995 film)
Friday is a 1995 American stoner comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh. The film is the first installment in the Friday franchise and co-stars Nia Long, Tiny \”Zeus\” Lister Jr., Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, Bernie Mac, and John Witherspoon. Friday was theatrically released in the United States on April 26, 1995. It received positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised the comedic sequences and acting performances.
About Friday (1995 film) in brief
Friday is a 1995 American stoner comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh. The film is the first installment in the Friday franchise and co-stars Nia Long, Tiny \”Zeus\” Lister Jr., Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, Bernie Mac, and John Witherspoon. It received positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised the comedic sequences, writing, and acting performances. Friday was theatrically released in the United States on April 26, 1995. It has subsequently obtained a large cult following, inspiring an Internet meme and several pop-cultural references. It launched a media franchise that includes the sequels Next Friday and Friday After Next. The sequels have also gained a cult following status despite their negative reviews. The film was also a commercial success, grossing USD 27 million worldwide, and has since become a cult favorite. The movie is set in South Central Los Angeles in the early 1990s. It follows a typical day in the life of Craig Jones, a somewhat normal guy with some crazy friends. Craig has recently been fired from his job while attempting to collect his wages, as he was allegedly caught on camera stealing packages, although he claims innocence. Meanwhile, Craig has been eyeing pretty neighbor Debbie, but his insanely jealous girlfriend Joi is seen cheating on him. On the other hand, Craig’s Best Friend Smokey, has also been smoking a brokered consignment of marijuana, which he was supposed to be selling for the psychopathic drug dealer Big Worm.
In an attempt to explain his obvious lack of revenue, Smokey inadvertently incriminates Craig, subjecting both to Big Worm’s wrath. Big Worm has had enough of Smokey and warns him to collect either the USD 200 dollars or all of the weed no later than 10: 00 that evening, or he and Craig will be killed. Craig, although infuriated that Smokey incriminated him, reluctantly has to help his friend get out of the situation at hand. Craig’s first attempt to borrow the gun from his girlfriend, Joi, is unsuccessful because the latter doesn’t understand the severity of the threat. He goes into his father’s house to receive the gun he bought, but eventually learns that he should use his guns to resolve his problems. Later on the two plan to get the money back, who gets his chain snatched by the hulking neighborhood bully Deebo and Red, who comes back around to hassle the duo. Craig and Smokey eventually go back on the plan, where they are going to get Big Worm to get back on his hands, but at this point the money is snatched back by the duo and Red comes back to hassle Craig and Red. Craig is unsuccessful with his first attempt with the gun, but after another run in with Felisha, he eventually learns of his brother Willie’s story of how he lost his brother due to gun violence due to his lack of self-control. Craig eventually goes back to the gun and Willie tells Craig how to get his hands on the gun.