I know you don’t smoke weed, I know this; but I’m gonna get you high today, ’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do.

This is one of those quotes that you find yourself saying just at the right time, and besides that, it’s fucking cool (and true). Combining gangsta-hood environment of the nineties with comedy (and weed) created a cult movie that somehow managed to capture a happier side of the life back then. Every time I watch it, I feel just the same as I was feeling in 1998 when I first saw it, and those were some positive feelings, I can tell you that. Written by Ice Cube and DJ Pooh (writer of the fucking San Andreas) Friday is something that comes from the heart, script-wise and performance-wise. It is a bit strange to say performance, because everything seems so natural and easygoing for this amazing cast… And the characters, well, they are so interesting and diverse, but more importantly hilarious that it would be a shame to mention just some of them…

Craig and Smokey are two friends living in Los Angeles, and we find them of all the days on a Friday. They ain’t got no job, well if selling weed isn’t a job, and they ain’t got shit to do but hang around, drink, smoke weed and try to get some bitches. We follow them and their adventures with neighborhood bullies, women, parents, friends trough the course of that one day. The trouble starts when Smokey smokes his stash of weed that he was supposed to sell, and now must come up with 200$ by 10:00 pm…

P.S. If you just saw Friday, and you want more there are three more parts with declining quality, but you can always cut to How High 😀

Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, DJ Pooh, Tony Cox

Fun Facts: The neighborhood where the film takes place is the same street where the film’s director, F. Gary Gray, grew up in South Central, Los Angeles. Principal houses that were used for filming were houses of old friends of the director.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113118/ 

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