Friday is a feelgood summer classic that's endlessly
watchable. Chris Tucker is hilarious and there are so many funny characters in this film. I first saw this nearly 10 years ago and it stills holds up really well in my opinion.
It has an excellent soundtrack - some killer Curtis Mayfield tracks.
Apart from its comedic brilliance, the film is also impressive visually and aurally. The use of colour is perfect. It uses strong primary colours to convey the heat of a summer afternoon. It harkens back to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Much in the way that Lee's film moves towards an explosive encounter, hinted at by the expressionistic colour palette, Friday gravitates towards a confrontation with the neighbourhood bully. A clear difference between the two is that Friday is a far more light-hearted affair.
It remains one of my favourite comedies.