The Friend Zone (2016)

It's the classic American love story: Boy meets Girl. Boy likes Girl. Boy tells Girl and Girl falls in love with Boy. And Boy and Girl live happily ever after. But what if Girl doesn't like... See full summary »




Production Notes from IMDbPro

Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 1 March 2016
More Info: See more production information about this title on IMDbPro.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 


A nice guy video game store employee attempts to break out of the ''friend zone'' with his attractive coworker crush.

Director: Erick Boychuk
Stars: Christiaan Westerveld, Jess Brown, James Challis
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A bittersweet comedy about the all-too-familiar binds of friendship and nothing more.

Director: Marcus Meisler
Stars: Drew Ignatowski, Alyssa Suede, Alison Wilson
Director: Zachary Bucholtz
Stars: Lena Drake, Jennifer Woods, Shane Hennessy
Just Friends I (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Short | Comedy

A young man attempts to break out of the friend zone while the entire world watches.

Director: Allan Marrero
Stars: Palmer Leary


Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Brooks ...
Erin Newfield
Colleen Kinslow ...
Skyler Isabel Newfield
Carrie Hoffman
Eric Lee Galloway ...
Shawn Calvert
Shane Hennessy ...
Nicholas Ian Sloan
Paul Vites ...
Charles P. Dunlap
Deangelo Lemmons ...
Anne Scheps ...
Emily Hall
Gabriela Granados ...
Gwen Kramer
Dylan Christian ...
John Niesen ...
Peter Wilott
Sarah Goslin ...
Austin Bucholtz ...
Danny Beckman
Anna Omori ...
The Mystery Woman


It's the classic American love story: Boy meets Girl. Boy likes Girl. Boy tells Girl and Girl falls in love with Boy. And Boy and Girl live happily ever after. But what if Girl doesn't like Boy? What if she loves him as a friend but as nothing more than that? There's a word for it: The Friend Zone. This film is about relationships that aren't meant to be. But more importantly, it's a story about friendship. Great friendships are hard to come by, and this film, while romantic at times, focuses on that. Written by Zachary Bucholtz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The romantic comedy about relationships that just don't work out.


Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

2016 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$5,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The first scene where the six leads are all together, drinking around a table at a rooftop bar in Charleston, was actually the first time the six actors had all been together, as Paul Vites flew in midweek after shooting several of his scenes in Michigan beforehand. Director Zachary Bucholtz, stressing the importance of the dialogue, had all the actors arrive in and stay in character until the scene wrapped. While the crew set up, the actors, in character, mingled with one another and with the crew. To keep the illusion up, Bucholtz never said "action" or "cut," instead giving Colleen Kinslow, who spoke the scene's first line, direction to start the scene naturally whenever it felt right. See more »


Skyler Isabel Newfield: I have a question. A problem, really. See, every time I hook up with a guy, they wanna go out again. Where do friends with benefits fit into this friend zone?
Shawn Calvert: Maybe your problem is your tendency to lock men into bathrooms and force them to engage in conversation against their will.
Skyler Isabel Newfield: Shut up, I'm serious.
Shawn Calvert: Ok, well, here's the thing. I actually think women are more ok with casual sex than men.
Skyler Isabel Newfield: What?
Shawn Calvert: Yeah. See, for every Nick out there, there are ten Charlies. The hopeless romantics, the nice guys ...
See more »


I'd Love To Change The World
Written by Alvin Lee
Performed by Ten Years After
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

Message Boards

Discuss The Friend Zone (2016) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: