Friday

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The movie Friday is a comedy, but it also depicts many important social issues.

The story is set in the city of Los Angeles, California, in what could be called a high-class

ghetto. This movie is about a young black man who loses his job and is influenced by

his best friend to smoke marijuana. The movie also shows the relationships of his family

and other members of his neighborhood. With a zany cast of characters and a hilarious

script, this movie touches on everything from gang violence to the use of drugs, crime,

guns, relationships, sex, and life in the ghetto.

In the movie Friday, rap star Ice Cube plays the character Craig. Craig has

never smoked marijuana. However, his best friend "Smokey" smokes marijuana

everyday. Craig loses his job, leaving him home all day with nothing to do to occupy his

time. He just hangs out in the neighborhood with his friends. Smokey tries to convince

Craig to try some marijuana. At first Craig doesn't want to. Smokey is persistent. He

points out to Craig that he doesn't have to work and doesn't have anything better to do.

Craig finally agrees, so him and Smokey eventually sit on the front porch and

smoke some marijuana. Peer pressure is obv

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