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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, is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes a attractive music manager, who 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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Moments like this have been ruining friendships for centuries. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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23 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apenas Amigos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$67,658 (Brazil) (9 June 2006)

Gross:

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

The movie was shot during winter in Regina, Saskatchewan when temperatures would go down as low as -54°C. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie when Jamie and Chris are at her graduation party and they are in her room, when Jamie first jumps on the bed she is rolling around and you can see her underwear. About a minute later she is tickling Chris and leans down towards his abdomen, and her butt is in the air towards the camera, you can clearly see she has on black shorts underneath her dress. Then another minute later she leans over again and there are no shorts! See more »

Quotes

Chris: So that's why she went with Dusty. She wants a sensitive guy... more like the old me. Well, if she wants Mr. Rogers, then I'm going to show her the biggest pussy she's ever seen.
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Waiting on a Friend
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Performed by The Sights
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Laugh-out-loud, Feel-good movie of the season
7 December 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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