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Craig returns to match wits with his nemesis Debo, a neighborhood bully who is bent on revenge. This time the action moves from the inner city to the suburbs as Craig discovers that trouble can find you no matter where you live. Once again, forces beyond his control will test his survival skills and his commitment to family.
Comedy - Young urban audiences are most likely to enjoy this inferior sequel
to the 1995 surprise hit. Sensitive older viewers will likely be
offended by the sex and drug humor. Those references and the nonstop
profanity make the film inappropriate for youngsters.
PROFANITY: Nonstop use of strong profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Some loud but unseen sex and a lot of sexual references. VIOLENCE: A few fights. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and marijuana use. ACTION: Some fight scenes. COMEDY: Slapstick gags, plus toilet humor and sex- and drug-related jokes.
Released in 1995, the low-budget comedy Friday was obviously meant to be a big showcase for its co-writer/star/executive producer, Ice Cube. However, it was Cube's co-star, a then-unknown stand-up comedian by the name of Chris Tucker, who was ultimately credited for the film's modest but solid box office returns and even greater popularity in video stores (where it is still a rental and sales hit). With such a profitable investment-to-return ratio, a follow-up is inevitable, so now we get to see what happens Next Friday. But with Tucker having long graduated into bigger-budget starring roles, one wishes that Cube and New Line Cinema had left well enough alone.
The bully is back as Debo (Tommy "Tiny”
Lister, Jr.), who's spent two years behind bars, is released from prison and
is bent on revenge. Fearing for his son's safety, Craig's father (John
Witherspoon) sends his son to live with Uncle Elroy (Don "DC” Curry) and
cousin Day-Day. The two have parlayed their lottery winnings into a home in the
suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga. However, Craig soon learns that trouble can find
you no matter where you live. Once again, forces beyond his control will test
his survival skills and his commitment to family and Craig, with comic relief
from Day-Day, will rise to the challenge.