Stoned At The Movies: Friday [DVD Edition]

Stoned At The Movies is a weekly article reviewing newly released movies in theaters and on DVD. All movies are watched while under the influence of marijuana.

Friday (1995)

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Friday (1995) was one of the funniest stoner flicks of the past 20 years.  It had brilliant casting, an excellent script, and has some of the most memorable pot-smoking characters ever committed to film.

On September 8th, it will finally be released on Blu-Ray Disc for the first time, so this gives me an excuse to get baked and watch this movie again.

What I Smoked: One Joint

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I went out on my balcony and smoked this joint. I saved the roach, just like I told you guys to. I then went back inside and watched Friday while munching on some nacho chips and drinking some cherry Coke.

Plot: Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do. Encounters with neighbors and other friends over the course of the day and night, and their ensuing antics, make for a hilarious stoner comedy.

From the very start of the movie you know you’re in for good times. The script was actually co-written by Ice Cube, who also stars in the movie as Craig Jones. This movie was made 14 years ago (That makes me feel old and I’m only 21), so long ago in fact, it was during the period were Ice Cube was involved with actually funny films. His more recent movie, Are We There Yet? was an abortion of a comedy. I would feel humiliated to be a part of the making of that movie. Even the caterers leave that one off their resume. That piece of crap almost erased the good that Ice Cube brought to this role… Sorry about my hatred for that movie, I just can’t over-look certain things.

Anyway, Chris Tucker plays Smokey, and gives us some hilarious one-liners.  His underwear dance he does in the middle of the street (while accidentally high on angel dust) had me in tears of hilarity. However, my favorite character is without question Mr. Jones, played by the legendary John Witherspoon. His ridiculous dialogue had me dying of laughter (I attribute that to the bud partly).  My only complaint is that the movie is too short.  Its only 91 minutes long and the director’s cut is 97 minutes. Also, this movie did spawn some pretty awful sequels. Can you believe that this movie started a trilogy? Even if the movie gets a little too cliche at times, this is still a hysterical movie that’s best watched with a group of friends passing around a blunt.

Favorite Quote: Smokey (to Craig) – “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.”

Watch Stoned or Sober?: Stoned. Without a doubt.

Stoner’s Score: 9 outta 10

Good Times,

Kyler Durden

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Author: Kyler Durden

Independent Filmmaker. I Write, Direct, Act, Edit, and Produce. Like writing in my spare time. And, I'm the biggest movie nerd you'll meet.

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