Back in the mid-1990s, there was an outbreak of instant classic hits that might have wound up standing the first test of time which occurs about 10 or 15 years after initial release. Actually, that’s a time span that most things that have ever been popular are up against. Fashion, lingo, films, technology, people in the limelight – all of that sort of stuff – if it is still able to be liked fifteen years later, it becomes a Timeless Classic. It can still represent the era it’s from – but it isn’t embarrassing or painful to watch. I believe Friday falls into this category.
If you’ve somehow never watched this movie, I’ll explain it to you a little here. Basically, Craig (Ice Cube) got fired on Thursday, and we watch him live through this one single day. What follows is actually a pretty standard day that probably a whole lot of people can identify with. Craig all like gets hassled by his folks and his craaaazy girlfriend, he and his friend Smokey, played by Chris Tucker at possibly his shrillest, sit around and observe things. There are some actual plot developments along the way and a bunch of neighborhood characters you also meet.
It’s really a likable movie, and when I rewatched it, I didn’t even feel like I was looking through a telescope at the Distant Past. I didn’t get depressed because the movie came out when I was fifteen and that’s a whole bunch longer ago than it should be. That’s usually what happens to me with almost anything I do – plunge into age-depression. So I mean, I think if THIS didn’t cause me any grief, then it HAS to be a timeless classic! It isn’t even that much of a Dumb Stoner Movie because pretty much only Smokey is the guy getting high. So if you ever avoided it because you know you don’t like Cheech and Chong movies or anything like that, worry not. It’s not that kind of movie.
Even though it has this peer pressure running fairly evenly throughout it. <3
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