Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are two thieves who haven't got a prayer in First Sunday, a sinfully, funny comedy co-starring Katt Williams and Chi McBride. Sentenced to 5,000 hours of community service, Durell Jefferson's (Cub... more »e) life quickly goes from bad to worse. Realizing that the Lord helps those who help themselves, he eventually decides to help himself to the neighborhood church's building fund. Accompanied by his dimwitted partner-in-crime LeeJohn (Morgan), the two down-on-their-luck men are dismayed to discover the cash has already been stolen, so they hold the congregation hostage in a Hail Mary attempt to learn who amongst the righteous has already run away with their loot! Also starring Tiffany New York Pollard, Rickey Smiley, Loretta Devine and Malinda Williams.« less
Lisa C. from FORT PIERCE, FL Reviewed on 6/29/2010...
movie was good
Fun performances can't quite overcome uneven script
Roland E. Zwick | Valencia, Ca USA | 07/17/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
A very appealing cast is left with little to work with in "First Sunday," a manufactured comedy whose script fails to rise to the level of its actors. Desperate for some quick cash, Durell and LeeJohn come up with a scheme to break into a local church and carry off the fund earmarked for construction of a new building. Unfortunately, this seemingly simple robbery quickly turns into a complicated hostage situation when a dozen or so of the most prominent church members unexpectedly show up on the scene.
"First Friday" does elicit a few hearty laughs, due, in large part, to its game cast and the occasional funny line scattered in and amongst the numerous clunkers. Ice Cube effectively plays straight man to Tracy Morgan`s endearingly bumbling sidekick, and they, together with the other actors, help to comprise a fine comic ensemble. The problem lies in a screenplay which often goes for the obvious joke over something truly original or clever, and which pours on the syrup to alarming proportions near the end just to ensure the movie its status as a morally upright, "feel-good" comedy.
It's a harmless enough little diversion if you have some time to kill, but the company is far more appetizing than what it is they`re dishing up."
Worst Movie of '08!!! Don't Bother!!!
B. Belmonte | Southern California | 11/04/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just bought this movie yesterday with high expectations from the cast that was in it and the commercials looked very funny as well. Unfortunately I did not bother to go online and look at reviews and rather went on a hit and miss and bought it. From the first 5 minutes I knew I had wasted my money and was wasting my time watching this train wreck of a movie. Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams are some of the funniest comedians out there and Ice Cube showed off his comedic acting with the excellent Friday. The whole premise of the movie is brought on in the first 5 minutes and from there on is bad acting at its finest. I can't believe how some movies get the funding to be made, don't they read the scripts before hand? This movie is not worth watching unless your doing research on unfunny movies with funny actors."
You will not stop laughing
Rate | 01/25/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I knew that the movie had to be great cause Ice Cube was in it and I liked his movies. Until I saw "First Sunday" I had no idea who Katt Williams or Tracy Morgan are (Unbelievable) But now after watching it I know that Ice Cube, Katt Williams, and Tracy Morgan make a perfect trio and they should make more movies together. You will not stop laughing, promise. But this is just my opinion so watch it. "First Sunday" is worth every penny!"
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 12/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie mixes comedy with drama to generally good effect. This movie is very funny and very entertaining. It will have you lauphing throughout the whole movie."
NUTTIN' BUT FUN.......!!!
Dana Y. Bowles | West Chester, PA USA | 05/30/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ice Cube stars as a struggling young father who's life revolves around his young son. Although he has somewhat of a rocky relationship with the boy's mother, he is a mainstay in his child's life. Until his ex tells him that unless she can come up with 17K to maintain her beauty salon, she'll have to move to Atlanta. Determined not to let his son leave the city of Baltimore, Cube teams up with childhood friend LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan) to rob an inner city church....but when things don't go exactly as planned, the two instead find themselves being ministered to by the church's congregation (Loretta Devine, Katt Williams).....and everyone discovers that an even bigger rat may be hiding amidst the holier than thou. Another respectable product by Cube....reinforcing his credibility as an actor/producer. Comedic relief is abundant thanks to Katt Williams and Tracy Morgan...I laughed out loud thoughout. If you're looking for something fun and light with an undercurrent of seriousness, you've found it. Grab the popcorn and enjoy.