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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.

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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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Two Words A Guy Never Wants To Hear See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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23 November 2005 (USA)  »

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Apenas Amigos  »

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Opening Weekend:

$9,191,331 (USA) (25 November 2005)

Gross:

$160,836 (Brazil) (16 June 2006)
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Trivia

Since the movie was filmed in Canada, many of the minor characters (as well as lead actor Ryan Reynolds) are played by Canadians. Three of the supporting actors - "Fred Ewanuick", "Mike O'Brien" and "Cavan Cunningham" were regulars on the Canadian sitcom "Corner Gas". See more »

Goofs

When Chris gets out of Clark's car he hits the camera with the car door causing the picture to wobble for a moment. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Palamino: I think I just peed a little!
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Chris (Ryan Reynolds) lip-syncs "I Swear" during the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in One Hit Wonderland: Just a Friend by Biz Markie (2014) See more »

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Written by Edward Pola and George Wyle
Performed by Jonathan Palmer
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25 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just Friends is a very good comedy to go see during the holidays. It takes off with a hilarious start but gets a little weak during the last 10 minutes, however the rest is hilarious! Anna Farris is the funniest crazy girl since Isla Fisher (the red head who played Gloria Cleary in Wedding Crashers) She does a very good job of coming off as a Paris Hilton mixed with Ashlee Simpson! Too funny! If you like romantic comedies (no this is not a chick flick) then this will be perfect for you! Chris's younger brother also does a nice performance of making sure his older brother Chris is well informed that he is a loser that can't "boink" the girl of his dreams while trying to get-it-on with Sam (the crazy girl played by Anna Farris) Either way, this movie appeals to all in need of a good laugh this holiday season. Do Not Miss It!


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