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Just Friends (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 23 November 2005 (USA)
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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Comedy | Romance

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

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Apenas Amigos  »

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

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$32,596,916 (USA) (3 February 2006)
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The little girl hockey player that wanted to fight Chris was actually played by a boy. See more »

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When Chris is playing the game of pick-up hockey and is going for his slap shot, in all his hokey passes leading up to the slap shot, there is obviously no hockey puck anywhere near his stick. He's just faking it. See more »

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Chris' Mom: Dusty, what kind of car is this?
Dusty: Carol, this little Japanese princess here is called the Prius.
Chris' Mom: I think it's so neat that you kids care about the environment.
Chris: I love the environment.
Chris' Mom: But honey, don't you drive a Range Rover? Aren't those bad?
Chris: [pause] Well, I had a really nice time tonight, and I hope we can do it again soon. Hey, Dusty, thanks for comin'.
Dusty: Oh, listen, man, it was my pleasure, really. Thank you all for having me. It was so nice.
[Chris takes out his retainer]
Dusty: And hey, before I ...
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Chris (Ryan Reynolds) lip-syncs "I Swear" during the end credits. See more »

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References Hong Kong Phooey (1974) See more »

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Simply a fun movie.
13 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is funny film that you can see with anyone. The humor is universal and hits home with anyone who's ever had any sort of dating relationship. The best thing is that the laughs come from hilarious situations that you could explain to your parents without feeling uncomfortable. This is one of the few funny movies I've seen recently that avoids any crude toilet or sexual humor, and gets it's laughs from simple social situations. I loved American Pie, but would feel weird discussing the funny parts with anyone I didn't know very well. This movie deserves more credit for humor derived strictly from believable social situations.


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