[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
He loves her. She loves him not.
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.
A film about the friend zone, Roger Kumble's "Just Friends" is the kind of broad, loud comedy whose lack of subtlety serves as a sometimes hilarious, sometimes off-putting calling card. Fortunately, "Just Friends" leans slightly more to the hilarious side, resulting in a fun and goofy experience.
Starring Amy Smart and Ryan Reynolds as a couple of lifelong friends who reunite years after High School graduation, the holiday-set narrative follows the two from their cuddly-puppy teen years to their career-minded adulthood. The film focuses mostly on Reynolds' character's transition from good-natured bumbler to lothario and his attempt to turn friendship, perhaps, into something more.
The cast is solid, and the film gives Reynolds an excuse to channel Jim Carrey and…
okay this is a great rom-com that feels so early 2000s it's insane even though it was made in 2005 like seriously this movie needs to grow the fuck up. also this is a chirstmas movie which automatically makes it better than most movies. and ryan reynolds beating the shit out of people when he's not deadpool is so fucking funny but mainly i want to take this opportunity to talk about the masterpiece CRANK (2006). it came out a year after this. how the fuck. like amy smart did CRANK right after this. holy shit. CRANK is a cinematic revolution. it's the most insane action film of all time and it works brilliantly as a comedy too. that is…
Just another standard family Christmas classic ticked off the list for another year.
Just Friends is approaching that 10-year mark, and already the humour is starting to date. Having said that, what it loses through age, it makes up for through nostalgia.
Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart are at there best here, and it's a shame they couldn't have just stuck to light and fluffy pieces like this.
Oh Ryan, what happened... you were hilarious in this.
I know, I know... It's just that I've warmed up to it after watching it every time it comes on. Ryan Reynolds can be very charismatic and Amy Smart knows how to play the perfect romantic lead.
"Just Friends" is about a guy who used to be fat in high school and got stuck in the "friend zone" for it when trying to tell Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart) how much he loved her. Now he's all grown up and living a successful life in LA as a record producer, and he can get any woman he wants, but he wants to go back to his home town. He wants to see if he can now reconnect with the woman of…
My family's Christmas Eve tradition. I don't know what that says about us.
I expected so much more from Just Friends especially because of the actors. Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, and Anna Faris seemed like a very promising cast but they just didnt work together in this film. The first problem I had with this film is that Ryan Reynolds was not a very likeable character and he never seemed to be that same person he once was in high school and completley messed up during the whole movie trying to win her best friends love. This movie made me feel like I was watching Ben Stiller in Meet The Parents all over again except this time around the main character, Chris was screwing up bad trying to win the heart of his…
Just wanted to watch a movie with Ryan Reynolds and this was what was on Netflix. So... points to this movie for casting him and Amy Smart who has a cool cat face. This is such a strange mix of good and bad that I don't know what to do with it.
This film takes the romcom and turns it into slapstick. It reminded me of "Meet the Parents," except the slapstick was even more hysterical. "Meet the Parents" is still unquestionably better, but the point is that this movie is a very funny slapstick. I laughed quite hard several times throughout.
There were some pretty obscene moments, but I appreciated that most of the sexual humor was in satirical context. There is a side story about an obnoxious celebrity and a flamboyant fan who meets her. Both are made to look like bumbling idiots, which I found hilarious. However, some of the sexual content was overdone even for the context (like the poster scene), and I would caution viewers about this.…
It was ok, but Ryan Reynolds acting in this film is a bit over the top. Its just too much.
Too gross, but kind of funny.
It's no hidden gem - nor is it really a gem at all - but on my third viewing I still really enjoy it and it'll stay in my Christmas rotation. Sure, it was probably already outdated in 2005 with a top billed role for Chris Klein and references to Sidekicks and Good Charlotte, but this works with the loose Christmas setting to make it endearing in a way. And sure, the movie wouldn't work half as well as it does without Reynolds in the lead but that just goes to show what good casting can accomplish (I particularly like his interactions with his brother played by Chris Marquette).
Not the ham I just bought!
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.
Films that I consider to be underrated, underseen, or unfairly judged by critics and/or the general viewing public.