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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Box Office

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

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

In the opening scene when Chris is leaving the party on his bike, he paraphrases a line from Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road": "It's a town full of losers, and I'm pulling out of here to win." See more »

Goofs

When Chris comes back to New Jersey and has lunch at the diner with Jamie, the waitress brings Jamie a grilled cheese sandwich with ranch dressing on the side. However, when Jamie trades meals with Chris and passes the plate to him, the cup that should hold the ranch dressing is empty. See more »

Quotes

Chris: [writing in her yearbook] Dear Jamie, When we're together, I feel like we're not in high school, but in our own little Chris and Jamie world. Whether we're watching 'Party of Five' or practicing our cheers, I feel like I can just be myself. Jamie, we've been friends for a really long time, but I want to be more than that. Hoping to be your boyfriend... Sincerely, Chris Brander. BFF!
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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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Into Your Arms
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Performed by The Lemonheads (as Lemonheads)
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Just like "Friends Zone", starts off really good, but when it gets down to business and wants the truth, it abruptly ends
14 March 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"Just Friends" is one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in a long time, but my only problem was on how it ended because it seemed like it just wanted to get it done and over with. But I could relate to Amy Smart's character in some ways, so being able to be in touch with the film I think helped a great deal. Also, I loved the jokes! Anna Farris is one of my favorite comedic actresses, she knows how to carry a joke and make her character so funny! She's just a hoot in this film! Amy and Ryan looked so cute together in this film and the jokes are non stop. The love story is also very touching and I think a ton of people could relate to it. So, I would highly recommend this film for a good laugh and a touching one at that. So, sit back and enjoy!

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