Friday, September 11, 2009

Next Day Air

Release Date: 05/08/2009
DVD Release Date: 09/15/2009
U.S. Box Office: $10 Million
Foreign Box Office: N/A
Production Budget: 3 Million
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 84 Minutes

Next Day Air is a character driven dark comedy, where two bone head criminals (Mike Epps and Wood Harris) are delivered a package of cocaine. These two criminals thought that it is a gift sent from god. This package was not a gift from god, but rather a drug lord's cocaine that was delivered to the wrong address by a stoner delivery man (Donald Faison, TV's Scrubs). When the drug lord (Emilio Rivera) goes looking for his cocaine, it starts chain of events that will alter the lives of everyone involved. 

This Guy Richie-esque gang drama/comedy is an hour and a half of constant pros and cons. I really love Mos Def (who plays Donald Faison's co worker at the delivery company. He affords his lifestyle because he steals from the packages he delivers), Mike Epps, and Donald Faison, but this script written by first time writer Blair Cobbs is a cross between a Guy Richie film and a Tyler Perry film. All in all, it wasn't unwatchable. The Director, Benny Boom, has a lot of experience in making  rap and hip hop music documentaries, but not any film experience so the film isn't particularly interesting to look at either. I'm going to give Next Day Air a 2 1/2 out of 5. It's nothing memorable, but it was a fun watch.

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