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.
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…
I knew sooner or later I'd run into a Ryan Reynolds movie I don't agree with. Even that man's unbelievably good looks can save this mess of a rom-com. The tone of Just Friends is completely off. Half of the characters are over the top cartoons which works for some (Anna Faris as the Britney Spears type pop singer Samantha James) but painfully fails for others (sorry Reynolds, tone it the fuck down). Jamie (Amy Smart) and Chris' (Ryan Reynolds) other friends play down to earth that I can't imagine them all inhabiting the same world.
The plot in general comes off as so trite of Chris, who was fat in high school, finding himself home for the holidays and…
Fuck it -- I gave this 5 stars. In its category, it's high up there for me. I seriously love this film and could watch it at any given time. I dare you to challenge my rating. Tis the fuckin season.
This may actually be one of the worst things I've ever seen. Sorry
Review @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdNH1ZeFTpY
This movie was a whirlwind of escalating absurdity... definitely a comedy from a man's perspective of what romance could be like and I think it's a slightly problematic in it's depction. (I mean he is kind of just the absolute worst player/jerk and yet still he gets the girl). But it's fun I guess
Look, I'm not trying to kid myself (or anyone else) I'm well aware that this is garbage. But I LAUGH like a DRAIN for 90+ minutes, whatever, shoot me.
You're Hollywood. You date models. He's Jersey. He skis in his jeans.
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.
I will admit that this movie is a guilty pleasure. As by any rights it's not a good film or nothing you haven't seen before,…
the story of this is basically bullied kids can't get rich and popular
And popular kids can grow to have boring lives
It's pretty horrible topic but handled ok I guess never really been a fan of this one
I think I'd like Ryan Reynolds more if he did every movie in that fat suit. Especially Blade Trinity.
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