Friday is the classic comedy about one day in the life of Ice Cube as Craig and Chris Tucker as Smokey in Los Angeles. The story was co-written by Ice Cub and made by his production company. The movie was full of funny situations but was really driven by the characters.
Right at the start you get a sense of what Craig’s life is like. He wakes up, makes a giant bowl of cereal but finds out there’s no milk. His dad tells him to put some water in it and eat it. Then his friend Smokey comes over and they spend the day out on the porch talking.
Smokey is a perfect example of the characters that surround Craig. He’s always talking trash and trying to get high. There’s Deebo (Tiny Lister Jr) who is the bully of the neighborhood and takes whatever he wants. He’s a like a shark who everyone is scared of when he shows up. Ezal (Anthony Johnson) is a local crackhead who’s always asking for money. Their interactions is what makes the story. It's a great comedy about life in the hood.