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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chris Brander
... Jamie Palamino
... Samantha James
... Dusty Dinkleman
... Mike Brander (as Christopher Marquette)
Giacomo Beltrami ... Young Mike Brander
... Clark
... Darla
... Carol Brander
Wendy Anderson ... Mrs. Palamino
... Mr. Palamino
Devyn Burant ... Brett
... 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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He loves her. She loves him not. 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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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

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 »

Goofs

When Chris is in the dental appointment with Clark, you can see that he has a cut on the bottom of his top lip, but in the next shots when he's getting up, his lip is perfectly fine. 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 Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.141 (2013) See more »

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When It Goes Around It Comes Around
Written by Reed Foehl, Putnam Murdock, Mark Singer and Rebecca Cunningham
Performed by Reed Foehl
Courtesy of Neverfoehl Records
Under License from South Bay Music Group & Hacate Entertainment Group, LLC
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Simply a fun movie.
13 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is funny film that you can see with anyone. The humor is universal and hits home with anyone who's ever had any sort of dating relationship. The best thing is that the laughs come from hilarious situations that you could explain to your parents without feeling uncomfortable. This is one of the few funny movies I've seen recently that avoids any crude toilet or sexual humor, and gets it's laughs from simple social situations. I loved American Pie, but would feel weird discussing the funny parts with anyone I didn't know very well. This movie deserves more credit for humor derived strictly from believable social situations.


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