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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.

Director:

Roger Kumble

Writer:

Adam 'Tex' Davis (as Adam Davis)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Chris Brander
Amy Smart ... Jamie Palamino
Anna Faris ... Samantha James
Chris Klein ... Dusty Dinkleman
Chris Marquette ... Mike Brander (as Christopher Marquette)
Giacomo Beltrami Giacomo Beltrami ... Young Mike Brander
Fred Ewanuick ... Clark
Amy Matysio ... Darla
Julie Hagerty ... Carol Brander
Wendy Anderson Wendy Anderson ... Mrs. Palamino
Barry Flatman ... Mr. Palamino
Devyn Burant Devyn Burant ... Brett
Jaden Ryan ... Joey
Annie Brebner Annie Brebner ... Sarah
Mike O'Brien 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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He loves her. She loves him not. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Since the movie was filmed in Canada, many of the minor characters (as well as lead actor Ryan Reynolds) are played by Canadians. Three of the supporting actors - "Fred Ewanuick", "Mike O'Brien" and "Cavan Cunningham" were regulars on the Canadian sitcom "Corner Gas". See more »

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When Clark and Chris swerve to stay in New Jersey so Chris can confront Jamie, the highway signs read: 24 east to I-78 & Routes1 & 9 East. Routes 1 and 9 only go north and south across the eastern seaboard. The rule of numbered highways in New Jersey are even numbered run east to west, while odd numbered ones run north to south. See more »

Quotes

Samantha James: God, I wanna lick your skin off!
Chris: I'd prefer you didn't.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Greensleeves
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Just like "Friends Zone", starts off really good, but when it gets down to business and wants the truth, it abruptly ends
14 March 2006 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

"Just Friends" is one of the best romantic comedies I have seen in a long time, but my only problem was on how it ended because it seemed like it just wanted to get it done and over with. But I could relate to Amy Smart's character in some ways, so being able to be in touch with the film I think helped a great deal. Also, I loved the jokes! Anna Farris is one of my favorite comedic actresses, she knows how to carry a joke and make her character so funny! She's just a hoot in this film! Amy and Ryan looked so cute together in this film and the jokes are non stop. The love story is also very touching and I think a ton of people could relate to it. So, I would highly recommend this film for a good laugh and a touching one at that. So, sit back and enjoy!

8/10


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Germany | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,275,000, 27 November 2005

Gross USA:

$32,619,671

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,024,243
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1.85 : 1
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