Just Friends

2005 • 94 minutes
4.3
698 reviews
42%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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Chris (Reynolds) was an overweight nerd and in love with his best friend Jamie (Smart), but she only thought of him like a brother. Ten years later, Chris is now a hot L.A. music exec and finds himself himself back in his hometown and in love with Jamie all over again.
Rating
PG-13
4.3
698 reviews
Alex Van Sickler
December 21, 2020
This movie has aged like milk. Not like "separated, salted, pressed into cheese, stored in a humidity-controlled warehouse" milk. A full gallon jug, forgotten in your car in the middle of summer. Just Friends has spent a decade and a half festering in the uncomfortable warmth of casual bigotry and bad faith endemic to media of the second Bush administration. Its sole mode of humor is bitter, resentful sniping at the concept of well-adjusted social interactions, with the base premise (and ending gag) now recognizable as insipid incel garbage. I am no stranger to the "stupid butthole learns how to be less of a stupid butthole" trope, but the sheer unlikability of every main & supporting role is not nearly validated by the eventual third-act attempt at redemption for our stupid butthole protagonist. It's good that everyone involved with this movie has scraped it from their shoes and moved on to greater things, but it would be better if they skipped this phase entirely. Don't rent, don't buy, don't bother.
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Kylie Lunt
August 10, 2018
I was a little late on the band wagon on this one, it had always come with pretty good reviews from friends and family but I was still curious. My sister and I watched it together for the first time and it had me laughing the entire time! Watching it in 2018 was super fun because it made me nostalgic and want 2005 again!😂 And Ryan Reynolds always gets an A+ from me. Definitely definitely would watch again!
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Donpaplow Stephen
November 24, 2015
How he always follow me when I have to go out like a greedy one, but you are not involved because you leave all time passed by in our time.
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