starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps, John Witherspoon, Don 'D.C.' Curry
screenplay by Ice Cube
directed by Marcus Raboy
by Walter Chaw Because there is no plot save the scrambling for rent money that has been stolen from the Abbot and Costello-ian pairing of Ice Cube and Michael Epps, the closest one might come to a description of Friday After Next's narrative would involve the running gag of a Santa Claus bandit who breaks into homes to steal presents and beat people with Christmas trees (maybe inspired by Eddie Murphy's Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood Christmas sketch). Rather than take the easy road and talk about how much Friday After Next hates women and homosexuals, it's perhaps more fruitful to play along and regard the film, the long-awaited conclusion (?) to Ice Cube's Friday trilogy, as an accurate reflection of the sensibilities of the African-American culture in regards to women and homosexuals.