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Friday (movie) Essay, Research Paper

The movie Friday was one of the best comedies I have ever seen. It had a great

director, a talented cast, a good plot, a spectacular soundtrack, and is filled with funny

gags and jokes. It was by far the most hilarious movie of the decade. I have never

laughed so hard in all of my life. I loved this movie.

The cast of the movie was sensational. Playing the main character was famous

musician and actor, Ice Cube. He is such a serious person that at first I was skeptical

of his performance in a comedy. He has played in such movies as Dangerous Ground,

Higher Learning, and Boyz ‘N Tha Hood. Playing opposite of him was Chris Tucker who is

one of the most gifted performers that I’ve have seen. He has stared in hits such as

Rush Hour, The Fifth Element, and Money Talks. These two along with other big comics

like Bernie Mac, John Whitherspoon, and Fazion Love bring big laughs to the big screen.

Tiny “Zeus” Lester, Nia Long and Regina King do there part as well, to serve up laughs.

It is so important to have a good cast that can play their parts well, and get along. If I

watch a movie and it is evident that the actors are acting, then I lose interest very

quickly. These actors and actresses did a very good job of making every character


Cast is important, but a good plot is crucial in the success of a film. So many movies

have had great marketing and bombed because the plot was not good. I hate when I

go to see a movie and the plot is not interesting. If I pay money for a movie, I want it

to be worth it. In a comedy, I look for, a lot of, laughs. That is exactly what this movie

gave me, it had it all. They had midgets, catching wives in bed with preachers and

anything else you could look for to make you laugh. To fulfill this requirement on my

movie list is very important. This movie did just that and exceeded the expectations I

had for it.

As with any successful movie you must have a good Quentin Terintino, Mel Brooks, or

Stephen Spilburg working behind the scenes. This film had a gifted director by the name

of F. Gary Gray. I personally think that he is one of the best directors ever. He has

directed box office hits Set It Off and The Negotiator. The movie Set it Off grossed

over 200 million dollars, and The Negotiator was not that far behind. He usually does

the serious type movies, but he proves that he is versatile in this one.

It also had a great soundtrack, which is very important to me. I have to like the music

to a movie in order to like the movie. I mean, who wants to watch an action movie with

country music playing during the fight scenes? I feel that a movie soundtrack should

relay the plot of the movie. In this case there were great musicians to do that. There

were such r&b as Al Greene, Teddy Pendergrass, and Smokey Robinson. Add to that,

great new artist like Monica, Ice Cube, Master P, and you have a multi platinum

soundtrack. I really enjoyed the music, and it helped in the promotion of the film. I

really don’t think the movie would have been as successful as it was.

While I really enjoyed this movie, it is not for all eyes to see. The target audience is

primarily the younger African Americans, although I would suggest it to adolescence of

all colors. Though the film is one of my favorites of all time, there were a few things

about it, I found, that didn’t sit to well with me. For instance, the continued use of

extreme profanity was really distasteful, as well as, the use of alcohol and marijuana,

by the character, Smokey. It was not so vulgar as some films, but still quite offensive

to some extent. I think most college students would like this more because most

college students like to party and would find these things offensive. I found the film

extremely funny and in the great words of Siskel and Ebert I gave it “two thumbs up!”


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