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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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Mike Brander (as Christopher Marquette)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Moments like this have been ruining friendships for centuries. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apenas Amigos  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one of the photos of Chris from high school, a pennant from director Roger Kumble's alma mater (Northwestern University) can be seen hanging on the wall. See more »


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 »


Clark: [Chris and Clark are discussing how Chris didn't have sex with Jamie the night before] Are you guys on the same menstrual cycle yet, or what?
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Crazy Credits

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


References Party of Five (1994) See more »


And the Radio's On
Written by Evan Krast, Charlie Strout, Jeff Cardoni and Patrick Houlihan
Performed by Daisyhaze
Courtesy of X1 Records
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Great Holiday Hit
23 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this film to have great chemistry. They had Ryan Reynold, playing a former obese guy which i found particularly pecant, and Anna Ferris as a creepy, "Paris Hilton" stalker, which was great because she added a lot of comedy to the film. Also the gags were classic, and reminded me of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which is one of my favorites, not to mention being somewhat similar to Van Wilder, in its attempt to Woo a woman while having a "nemesis" in the way of his goal along with Ryan's own personal problems with his past, and dealing with his brother, his "former" crazed girlfriend, and his out of touch mom (just kind of naive to things going on). All in all, i found this movie to be a great comedy that i would like to see again at the theaters. Its a classic holiday flick in my opinion.

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