By Mack Chico
Rated: R for pervasive language, drug content, some violence and brief sexuality.
Release Date: 2009-05-08
Starring: Blair Cobbs
Official Website: http://www.nextdayair-themovie.com/
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Far from the worst of Tarantino knockoffs, “Next Day Air” takes the standard formula of dimwits chasing bags of drugs to the ‘hood.
A stoned deliveryman (Donald Faison) mistakenly delivers a huge box of cocaine to the wrong address, where lowlifes Guch (Wood Harris) and Brody (Mike Epps) try to figure out what to do with it. On the couch sleeps a huge guy neither of them invited to live with them, but both of them are too afraid to ask him to leave.
The package was supposed to be delivered to another small-timer, Jesus (Cisco Reyes), who, in between fights with his sassy girlfriend (Yasmin Deliz), is about to get killed by a drug lord if he can’t find the stash.
Routine stuff, but things move quickly, with several offhand funny moments. Mos Def is hilarious in a cameo as another delivery guy.