[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…
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.
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…
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…
One of my absolute favorite movies of all time. Truly funny and well written, watch it every year during holiday.
The "friend zone" is misogynistic bullshit but Anna Faris deserves an Oscar for this and all three of these stars go to her
Just Friends is a laugh-a-minute romantic comedy which covers the sensitive nature of the hidden crush and the inevitable “friend zone”, when two people do not share a mutual feeling for each other. Reynolds gives an excellent performance as the once over-weight, now re-invented lady killer, who goes back and finds his true self after seeing his old high-school love.
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This movie was a victim of utterly terrible marketing decisions. If you’ve seen the poster, then you’ve seen Ryan Reynolds in his fat suit and you’d probably assume that the movie was something like Shallow Hal. You’d be wrong, as Just Friends is actually a good movie, one that doesn’t pull punches and doesn’t offer up a horribly contradictory premise as Hal did. Sadly, the entire premise behind this movie happens all the time to nice guys in high school, nice guys like me. *sniff*
This movie would be absolutely nothing without the chemistry that the cast has with each other. After previously working together on Waiting…, Ryan Reynolds and Anna Faris pull together as a wonderfully complimentary comedic team…
Very cliche. I really don't have much to say about this one. It didn't make me angry, watching it, but I could've lived without it. Sorry Riley.
I made Cavin watch this because I used to like it a lot a while ago. Still a funny movie to me, with very stupid teenager humor. But woohoo, I liked it again.
Be yoursssself, be yoursssself, be yoursssself...
En si es una comedia romántica promedio, no sale de lo mismo elementos de cualquier otra película de su genero.
Pero si hay varias escenas divertidas y como también el romance de los protagonistas es genuino al igual que Anna Farris se roba la película en cada aparición en pantalla.
No es espectacular, cae en lo promedio, solo tal vez para un fin de semana, sin nada que ver.
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.