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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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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Some friends are just friends. Others you get to see naked. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Inspired by writer's Adam "Tex" Davis' real-life experience in the friend zone. See more »

Goofs

When Chris, Jamie and his Mom are watching home videos in the living room, in one of the video shots, where there is a close up on Chris' "fat face", you can see part of his fat suit peeling off his chin. See more »

Quotes

Samantha James: But I'm not ready for a gig.
Chris: Of course you are.
Samantha James: No... no. No! This is a bad idea Chris!
Chris: God I am so stupid!
Samantha James: No you aren't baby.
Chris: Here I am trying to make you into an artist when you're just a pop bubblegum sensation. But that's okay. Paris, here we come.
Samantha James: But I am an artist... I am an artist... Hey! I am an artist!
Chris: Good. You ready to do this?
Samantha James: I was born ready bitch.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Nintendo 64 Kid (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Swear
Written by Gary Baker and Frank J. Myers
Performed by All-4-One
Under License from Discretion Entertainment
Courtesy of June Street Entertainment
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Entertaining
5 February 2006 | by sammysmeeSee all my reviews

I went to see this movie to pass the time, but it is now probably one of the most entertaining comedies i have seen in a long long time. The Cast is rich and the slapstick comedy is hilarious!

Chris is totally in love with his best friend Jamie, but she does not return his feelings. Chris is the put down insecure kid because of his weight. 10 years on hes slim, sexy, rich and confident however he is now an arrogant womaniser, probably fuelled by his unlucky past. He returns home with Ditzy Popstar Samantha (batently a Britney spears mimic) who is one of the main contributers to the comedy, (the scene with the toothpaste is hilarious)

He bumps into Jamie who is amazed to see Chris, but when they go on dates he puts on a "cool boy" front and Jamie doesn't like it, she wants her original "fat" Chris back.

The movie goes on from here, many mishaps and slapstick fights with his hilarious younger brother, and his rivalry for Jamies heart (Chris Klein) Dusty.

I left the cinema laughing, not one dull moment in this movie. However if your a 'hardcore' movie goer who is choosy about plot quality you may not like this. Others who are looking to be cheered up are going to love this Cracker of a Comedy!

Ryan Reynolds is set to be the next Jim Carrey or better!


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Country:

Germany | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Friends See more »

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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