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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.



(as Adam Davis)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Brander (as Christopher Marquette)
Giacomo Beltrami ...
Wendy Anderson ...
Devyn Burant ...
Annie Brebner ...
Mike O'Brien ...
Hockey Dad


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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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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1.85 : 1
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The little girl hockey player that wanted to fight Chris was actually played by a boy. See more »


When Chris is in the dentist chair, they pop a retainer in his mouth. Retainers have to be made according to a mold of the patient's mouth, you can't just take any old retainer and expect it to fit - it won't. See more »


Mike: Dude I think she left you hanging.
Chris: It's probably just an important businees call. Get off the phone.
Mike: What, the bar ran out of curly fries?
Chris: Get off the phone!
[losing his temper]
Mike: Dude are you gonna boink Jamie or what?
Chris: Yes! Are you happy now?
Mike: Alright.
Mike: Dude the Notebook is so gay.
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Crazy Credits

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


Features The Notebook (2004) See more »


Christmas, Christmas
Written by Roger Kumble
Performed by The Just Friends Holiday Players featuring Justine Rappaport and Josh Jacobson
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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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