Just Friends
Just Friends (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There are moments of mirth in this overly broad comedy, but mostly, Just Friends is just not that funny.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Just Friends is just stupid.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

... while the ending might be a foregone conclusion, getting there involves just enough slapstick manful idiocy to keep the humor moving at a clip.

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Joshua Starnes

Not particularly original, Just Friends works largely due to Reynolds' screen charisma and comic timing, but it does work, and works well.

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Tony Wong
Toronto Star

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Embraces its silliness and still comes out a mostly hilarious experience...

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Just Friends hangs its crude, clobbering sense of humor on a dubious theory.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

In all, it's not too bad and it's not too long, and any movie that sets Santa on fire is okay by me.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

Despite a rich premise, Just Friends ultimately fails to live up to its early potential, settling into broad comedy that shortchanges the romantic possibilities.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
Romantic comedies are often held up as the epitome of Hollywood dross. They are used to guage how far the standards of comedy and character development have… More
Alex roy
Just Friends is a fairly comedy that exceeded my expectations a bit. If you're looking for a fun comedy, then this is your film. Just Friends is not a… More
Candy Rose
Funny rom com about a guy who is in love with his best friend. He leaves high school to become a successful music producer. Due to an incident with his plane he… More
Dead Angel
It was okay. Doesn't have anything new to talk about actually.
Nicki Marie
The main problem with this as a romantic comedy is that Chris is such an ass you don't want to see him with Jamie. I do like this - Amy Smart is a good… More
Bethany Murphy
Hilarious! Ryan Reynolds as an obese teenager makes the film. As does Anna Faris and her outstanding comedy performances. Crazy woman! A must see!