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It’s Christmas time and a ghetto Santa Claus breaks into Craig and Day-Day's run-down apartment, stealing all their presents, including the rent money hidden in their stereo speakers. Their only hope to not get evicted before Christmas is to take jobs as unarmed security guards at a local strip mall, where they learn some comic lessons about the true meaning of the holiday season.
Comedy - If you liked the last "Friday" movie this one is more of the same.
It's got some beautiful women and many sex and drug jokes. The
is often very silly and dark. It's the type some will find funny
PROFANITY: I would say at least 3 of every 5 words is a profanity. SEX/NUDITY: Some sex talk and jokes. Sexy clothes but no nudity. VIOLENCE: Some gun waving and threats. Played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and dope smoking. ACTION: Just some running around being chased on foot. COMEDY: Lots of chuckles and laughs if you enjoy this type of comedy
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Review Average "It's Christmas in the hood, and there are two or three
funny ornaments on the tree, but not nearly enough of them to free the third
entry in the 'Friday' series from that drab, been-there-smoked-that feeling
known as obligatory sequelitis.''
Review Average "The third picture has reduced the Friday series to
loud, broad vulgarity, including Mr. Jones' obligatory battle with world-class
flatulence. There's an audience for it, but it could have been funnier and more
innocent. It's rated R, but when it hits the video stores you somehow know it
will be viewed at home as a family movie, and that's kind of sad.''
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Review Below Average "...But basically the movie is like a family
get-together — the old gang is there (even Day-Day's dog), blustering and
cracking wise the way they always do. It's familiar, undemanding and not as bad
as it could have been, but you can't help thinking that somewhere else, there's
a real party going on.''
Review Average "...you just might be able to get through this leisurely,
waxy potpourri of messy sight gags, coarse sex jokes and all-pro bad behavior.
It's a little less aimless and relatively smarter than "Next Friday,"
but that's not saying a whole lot. And it still falls way short of
"Friday" (1995), the comedy whose success made this franchise filler
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some very good opinions. It's easy to see that "Friday After Next" was enjoyed most by males, but females weren't too far behind. With most of the opinions coming in "Very Good" and higher and almost no low opinions, this is a movie I can certainly recommend to those who enjoy this type of humor.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This one's easy, I predict that if you liked the other "Friday" movies you'll likely enjoy this one. Most of the audience found it to be very funny. However, some of the attempts at humor were enjoyed more by some than others. So how much you enjoy this movie will really depend on how much you enjoy this type of humor.
Craig (Ice Cube) and Day-Day (Mike Epps) are back in the old neighborhood and
ready for Christmas. Although they've left behind the security of living with
their parents, the rundown Shady Palms apartment they now share is filled with
all the accoutrements and spirit of the holiday season. It's a time for giving
… until Craig wakes up in the middle of the night to discover a ghetto Santa
Claus stealing their presents and anything else he can stuff into his sack,
including the rent money jammed in their stereo speakers.
Faced with the harsh reality of a Christmas without presents and the unwanted
advances of their landlady's recently paroled son if the rent is not paid by
midnight on Christmas Eve, Craig and Day-Day are forced to score some quick cash
at the local strip mall where their fathers, Mr. Jones (John Witherspoon) and
Uncle Elroy (Don "D.C.” Curry), have opened Bros. Bar-B-Q restaurant and
landed them jobs as unarmed security guards.
While Craig handles the chaos of the Christmas Eve shopping crush at stores like
Pimp N' Ho's clothing store -- particularly favoring sales associate Donna (K.D.
Aubert) -- and Holy Moly's Donut Shop, Day-Day's renegade rent-a-cop tactics
put the pair's jobs and lives in jeopardy. As the clock ticks down on another
unforgettable Friday, Craig and Day-Day learn some comic lessons about the true
meaning of the holiday season.