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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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Two Words A Guy Never Wants To Hear 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

This was one of two films Anna Faris and Ryan Reynolds co-starred in. The other film was Waiting. Both films were released in 2005. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when Chris is writing in Jamie's yearbook, he is moving the pen as if he was actually writing the message. However, the words are already written down. See more »

Quotes

Rhonda: Here we go! One grilled cheese with ranch on the side. And one sugar mountain supreme for the chubby bunny!
[Rhonda makes noises imitating a bunny]
Chris: Excuse me. Umm, this isn't gonna work for me.
Rhonda: But this is what you always order.
Chris: Yeah! Ten years ago when I was a whale!
Jamie Palamino: The pancakes are fine. He's just kidding.
Chris: [to Jaime] What?
Jamie Palamino: [Rhonda walks away from the table] Be more rude!
Chris: She's rude! She's rude! I haven't had sweets for ten years, ok? You know what this would do to my stomach?
Jamie Palamino: Relax little girl....
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in One Hit Wonderland: Just a Friend by Biz Markie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Waiting on a Friend
Written by Eddie Baranek
Performed by The Sights
Courtesy of New Line Records
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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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