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Just Friends (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 November 2005 (USA)
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While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Director:

Roger Kumble

Writer:

Adam 'Tex' Davis (as Adam Davis)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Chris Brander
Amy Smart ... Jamie Palamino
Anna Faris ... Samantha James
Chris Klein ... Dusty Dinkleman
Chris Marquette ... Mike Brander (as Christopher Marquette)
Giacomo Beltrami Giacomo Beltrami ... Young Mike Brander
Fred Ewanuick ... Clark
Amy Matysio ... Darla
Julie Hagerty ... Carol Brander
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Mrs. Palamino
Barry Flatman ... Mr. Palamino
Devyn Burant Devyn Burant ... Brett
Jaden Ryan ... Joey
Annie Brebner Annie Brebner ... Sarah
Mike O'Brien Mike O'Brien ... Hockey Dad
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Storyline

Chris Brander has always been friends with Jamie Palamino, but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes an attractive music manager, whom everyone wants. When his jet catches fire and is forced to land, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James, he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time. Written by Film_Fan

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He loves her. She loves him not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including some dialogue | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Friends See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,275,000, 27 November 2005

Gross USA:

$32,619,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,024,243
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Proof that the film wasn't actually filmed in NJ, when Clark and Chris swerve to stay in NJ so Chris can confront Jamie, the NJ signs read: 24 east to I-78 & Rt.1&9 East. Routes 1 and 9 only go north and south across the eastern seaboard, Rt.1&9 doesn't go 'east'. Also the rule of numbered highways: even numbered run east to west, odd numbered are always north to south. See more »

Goofs

When Chris, Jamie and his Mom are watching home videos in the living room, in one of the video shots, where there is a close up on Chris' "fat face", you can see part of his fat suit peeling off his chin. See more »

Quotes

Samantha James: Whoopsie! I'm naked.
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Crazy Credits

Chris (Ryan Reynolds) lip-syncs "I Swear" during the end credits. See more »

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Waiting on a Friend
Written by Eddie Baranek
Performed by The Sights
Courtesy of New Line Records
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Laugh-out-loud, Feel-good movie of the season
7 December 2005 | by vipher20See all my reviews

My fiancé and I went and saw this movie the other day and thought it was great! The humor was well-placed and it was great to see Ryan Reynolds in a movie where he wasn't surrounded by tasteless humor every 5 minutes. Me and my fiancé both agreed that the funniest bit throughout the whole movie was the relationship between Reynolds character and his brother. The slap-fights were great and the one moment of brotherly love was simply hilarious. If you're tired of the raunchy humor of the likes of 40-Year Old Virgin and want a good movie for a date or just as a stand alone movie, this one is great. It's got so many things in it that make it wonderful: Tasteful witty humor, good plot, puts you in the Christmas spirit (but also works as a non-seasonal movie), and gives props to any guy who's been put in the "Friend-zone". My fiancé came out of the movie and said "That makes me feel bad about all the guys I've told them I 'just want to be friends'". So there you go guys--if you got a girl you're crushing on and you think you might be in the "Friend-zone" with her, take her to this movie (even if it's just a "friendly date"). It may break the ice and she could see what kind of girl she's being. I found my 'one and only', but I've been in the friend-zone several times, so I was able to relate to this movie in many ways.

This is just an all around feel-good movie. I was very happy with the 14 bucks I spent on this flick.


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