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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)
Giacomo Beltrami ...
Young Mike Brander
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Wendy Anderson ...
Mrs. Palamino
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Devyn Burant ...
Brett
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Joey
Annie Brebner ...
Sarah
Mike O'Brien ...
Hockey Dad
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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 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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Comedy | Romance

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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 USA:

$9,191,331, 27 November 2005

Gross USA:

$32,619,671, 9 February 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,817,508
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Trivia

During the outdoor ice hockey game with the kids, a few of the kids playing were wearing covered-up Canucks jerseys. The Canucks are the hockey team in Vancouver BC, where Ryan Reynolds is from. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jamie Palamino: We need to talk about what you wrote. Is that really how you feel?
Chris: I don't know. Maybe. Why?
Jamie Palamino: Because that's the nicest thing anyone's ever written me.
Chris: It was?
Jamie Palamino: Yes. I love you Chris -
[goes to kiss him. Chris goes for her lips and she moves to his cheek]
Jamie Palamino:
  • like a brother!

Chris: Hmm?
Jamie Palamino: We're friends right?
Chris: For sure!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Notebook (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Catch My Disease
Written by Ben Lee and McGowan Southworth
Performed by Ben Lee
Courtesy of New West Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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If you want to laugh...
24 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie, and it is hands down funny. The humor outweighed some of the plot flaws that the critics so eloquently exploited, but IT YOU WANT TO LAUGH, GO SEE THIS MOVIE. All of the actors are excellent, the story isn't one you have to think about, and best of all its about love and revenge, who can't relate to that? Not only will this movie keep you laughing, it will catch you off guard with some of the more serious moments that fuels the comedy. I would have to say that this film definitely comes close to Wedding Crashers and the 40-Year Old Virgin. New Line definitely has released a little gem with this one, finally a reason to return to the movie theaters.


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