Friday After Next (DVD)
It's Christmastime in the 'hood, and those crazy cousins, Craig andDay-Day, have finally left the security of their parents' homes andmoved into their own apartment. But a ghetto grinch breaks into their"crib" and steals all their presents--and the rent money hidden in theirstereo speakers! Craig and Day-Day's only hope of avoiding evictionbefore Christmas is to take jobs as unarmed security guards at a localstrip mall, where they learn some comic lessons about the true meaningof the holiday season.
The wealth of supplements on this InfiniFilm edition would be overkill for such an innocuous comic goof if they weren't produced in the same spirit of the film. So skip the dull production commentary with Ice Cube, director Marcus Raboy, and producer Matt Alvarez and go directly to the cast party talk-along with actors Anna Maria Horsford, K.D. Aubert, Terry Crews, and Katt Williams. You won't learn much about the production apart from how much fun they had making it, but that fun is infectious. The costume design featurette "Ghetto Fabulous" is highlighted by a shopping tour led by "Money Mike" actor Katt Williams and "The Pork Report" is a barbecue tour of the southwest. But the real treasures are the deleted scenes and the hilarious outtakes: the art of improvisational comedy in action. --Sean Axmaker