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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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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 »

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

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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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The little girl hockey player that wanted to fight Chris was actually played by a boy. 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

Samantha James: [on voicemail] Hey Chris, it's Samantha. I talked to my sponsor and I owe you an apology.
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Samantha James: It's Samantha. Call me!
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Samantha James: It's Samantha!
Chris' Mom: [phone beeps] Hello Joyce? Joyce?
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Chris (Ryan Reynolds) lip-syncs "I Swear" during the end credits. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Ryan Reynolds Movies (2011) See more »

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Christmas, Christmas
Written by Roger Kumble
Performed by The Just Friends Holiday Players featuring Justine Rappaport and Josh Jacobson
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A silly holiday romp
1 December 2005 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I don't understand some of the brutal reviews that this movie has been getting. Ebert gave it a 'D'. He wanted to focus on Reynold's character losing the weight. Seeing as Roger's always been a chubby guy, that's important to him, but it would have made for more of a more expected plot line. My opinion is closer to Entertainment Weekly's 'B+'. Sure, it's a light romantic comedy, but the performances of Anna Faris and Ryan Reynolds alone are worth the price of admission. I thought the characters were all well-played and the dialog moved the movie along faster than its 96 minutes running time. An excellent date movie. Also, a good movie to see with that person that you're trying to get out of the "friend's zone" because you'll end up talking about the movie afterwords.


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