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When Chris, a likable, high-school loser, finally gathers the courage to reveal his love to Jamie -- the girl of his dreams and a super cool cheerleader -- she rejects him, saying she just wants to be friends. So, he moves across the country and transforms himself into a selfish, womanizing and successful music executive. But, 10 years later, circumstances bring him back to his home town and fate reconnects him with the "just friends" girl of his dreams. Suddenly, Chris has the chance to undo the past, but unbelievably, he finds it more difficult to romance Jamie than it was 10 years… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just Friends is just stupid."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"... while the ending might be a foregone conclusion, getting there involves just enough slapstick manful idiocy to keep the humor moving at a clip."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Despite a rich premise, Just Friends ultimately fails to live up to its early potential, settling into broad comedy that shortchanges the romantic possibilities."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"Every single person operates with the maturity and common sense of a dog chasing its tail. Into a tree."
‑ Matt Pais, Metromix.com
"Reynolds' brand of sarcastic humour suits his part well, whilst Smart is as adorable here as she was in The Butterfly Effect."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Just Friends is part Farrelly Brothers and part Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, all wrapped together to deliver gross-out gags in bizarrely random and rapid-fire fashion, with zero intent to develop sustainable plot or character."
‑ Tony Wong, Toronto Star
"A barbed romantic comedy with a distinct debt to the Farrelly brothers' gross-out-plus-sentimentality formula, Just Friends is a welcome antidote to the usual seasonal sweetness."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"No one will be surprised by the plot machinations that ensue, but the film is saved from utter tedium thanks to a relatively intelligent screenplay and the amiability of the leads."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"Painfully light on laughs."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Reynolds and kooky sidekick Faris carry a weak script."
‑ Audrey Rock-Richardson, Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
"Just Friends hangs its crude, clobbering sense of humor on a dubious theory."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Not particularly original, Just Friends works largely due to Reynolds' screen charisma and comic timing, but it does work, and works well."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Um bom conceito (e não estou dizendo que este é bom) só funciona quando amparado por um bom roteiro. E definitivamente não é isto que ocorre aqui."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Bursting at the seams with lashings of heart, this is comedy at its broadest, with larger-than-life situations, a smartly sharp script and knock-out performances from an instantly likeable cast."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Just Friends is sweet and mostly pleasant to pass the time with...but there's little justification to enter into a serious engagement with it."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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