• Just Friends (2005)

Just Friends

Release Date: November 23rd, 2005

DVD Release Date: March 7th, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

High school student Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) loves his best friend, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). He finally confesses his feelings, but she tells him that she just wants to be friends, and he leaves town in shame. Ten years later, Chris is a successful record executive and involved with self-absorbed pop star Samantha James (Anna Faris). He still pines for Jamie, though, and when his plans to go to Paris for the holidays fall through, he returns to his hometown to try and win her heart.

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Chris Marquette, Julie Hagerty, Stephen Root, Fred Ewanuick

Director: Roger Kumble

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Just Friends Productions Inc., Cinerenta, Inferno Distribution, Benderspink

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 2000s, Love, Lighthearted, Best friend, Love triangle, 1990s, Underdog, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Thanks to director Roger Kumble's breathless pacing, Just Friends manages to outrun most of its flaws. And its likable leads - the coolly clownish Reynolds and the feline-faced Smart - fill this empty Christmas stocking with glee. show more

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    A thoroughly enjoyable three-or four-gimmick comedy. show more

  • 30
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Just lousy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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