Just Friends (2005) - Comedy, Romance

Hohum Score

4

Breathtaking

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.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Roger Kumble
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 36 out of 212 found boring (16.98%)

One-line Reviews (105)

This movie was absolutely useless and a waste of my time.

The plot seems to be original but it's obviously predictable.

I really enjoyed it, and if you want to laugh I suggest you rent it.

I highly recommend it!

Honostly, don't waste your time, money, life, mind, or anything else on this movie, it was terrible and horribly cliché...

Not taken seriously in any light, it was enjoyable.

I was surprised that I enjoyed it and how it turned out.

Cliché, unorthodox, poor, and plain old dull.

The ending feels a little bit rushed, as if screenwriter Adam Davis had used up all his best bits for the second act and just wanted to get it over with, but for as funny and entertaining as most of it is, that's a forgivable flub.

An obnoxious, arrogant rendering of an otherwise potentially funny and engaging comedy.

All in all it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this little gem to anyone.

Around the middle, the film slows down a bit and gets a little dull.

Still, it is fun to watch and immensely entertaining.

The idea of adding a character like Samantha was enjoyable because she added problems and laughter.

But for those of us who can enjoy slapstick with unpredictable results, this is one funny movie.

Without her, the movie would be trite, mundane and tiresome.

Of course the story is mostly predictable though and the movie is set around Christmas, which makes this a Christmas movie and got released in late October originally.

The great thing about this movie, which i found very entertaining, is that most people could relate to either one of the characters or the situation.

Sweet and intriguing.

Ryan Reynolds has a snappy deadpan deliver that makes him come off like a young Chevy Chase.

It's boring and *very* over-rated.

I kept thinking while I was watching it at home that it would get better; unfortunately it was a total waste of my time.

Whilst on a trip to Paris with the new big music female artist, Anna Farris, who is stunning as usual, his plane is landed and he is forced to spend a few night in the town he ran away from a decade earlier.

Jamie is a self-indulgent, narcissistic little reprobate.

I think it went on way too long...

Probably my only complaint (slight) is Amy Smart's character is rather bland.

I think this is one of Ryan Reynolds worst movie he has ever done!

The movie is mostly being made enjoyable by its characters.

The movie is predictable and one of the most cliché movies I have ever seen.

The plot was predictable from the beginning.

scratch that, this was the worst movie I have ever seen.

Chris used to bore me.

Just enjoyable.

Entertaining .

I went with my 16 year old daughter and she enjoyed it even more.

That would have made it easier to take the predictable plotting.

Not to mention the the theater was almost full, with about 2 seats empty.

Horrible cliché .

This whole film was a waste of money and time and if you are thinking of renting it, think again.

Don't waste your time watching this .

I highly recommend it.

Boring stupid comedy .

Plus, her songs in the movie are actually enjoyable.

Predictable (thank goodness!

It has its moments, but it's incredibly formulaic, predictable, and the funniest moments are just little things here and there.

Pointless movie lacking believable people and situations .

Predictable boring un-funny fare .

It was one big cliché type of film.

But the jokes are not so "dirty" (scatological I mean…) as they are in "Something about Mary"… Anyway, it's an enjoyable movie to watch, laugh and see…Anna Faris!

- watched the equally boring and predictable DVD featurette!

I got so bored I had to turn my cell phone on to see how much more of the God forsaken film I would have to watch and it was barely half way through!

the rest sorta sucks.. the ending is the ULTIMATE cliché...

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, Amy MatysioThis film is not to be taken to seriously, but actually had some enjoyable moments.

The whole thing is so predictable I was calling out the next shot before we got to it and whoop there it was!

I just have to give this 1/10, I thought it was disappointing and just boring.

She was a waste of time and the movie didn't need her presence (I still love you Anna!

The rest is an entire teen movie cliché.

MIldly Entertaining Old school comedy .

"Just Friends" is painfully disjointed, boringly superficial and poorly directed.

a bit boring .

Wife and I both agreed this was a total waste of our time.

This movie lasts just 90 minutes and it's really boring and disconnected from reality.

The chemistry between Reynolds and his on screen brother Chris Marquette is enjoyable to watch.

It was extremely predictable, it was poorly written, very unrealistic, and just plain bad.

The acting was so-so, the plot uneventful, and the laughs forgettable.

Granted these movies have their moments but very few of them are worth watching again.

Anna Faris is enjoyable crazy as usual.

But it itself is a cliché swirl.

Waste of time .

I was flipping through some movie channels late one night, just looking for a decent movie to watch before I fell asleep.

This movie was utterly terrible and is your typical cliché high school sweetheart romance flick.

Just Friends is the story of Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) and his relationship with high school best friend that he was in love with Jamie Palomino (Amy Smart) also starring (Anna Faris) and (Chris Klein) This is your basic romantic comedy which I'm sure we have all see many of but it was very entertaining and very funny.

Formulaic?

Chris (Keanu Jr.) Klein is pretty entertaining in this film.

The script was good and unpredictable, which i liked.

So in closing, I personally disliked this movie and put it up there on my top five worst movies ever because it was misery watching it.

Worth watching!

Save the day may not be the right phrasing, because this is definitely one of the worst movies I have seen this year (2018).

The chick-flick that's actually WELL WORTH WATCHING (!

" The first thing that went through my head, looking at the cover, was 'another boring chick flick'.

This movie was one of the most boring movies I have ever seen.

I found it quite enjoyable, and it's family friendly too so everyone can enjoy...

This was, by far, the worst movie I have ever seen.

This was an enjoyable film that touched on all the right heartstrings.

We all come across that film that usually belongs to a very stale and processed genre, which promotion and poster and actor lineup seem tedious in and of themselves...

This movie, while sappy and a little bit predictable, is exactly that fantasy come to life.

Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart star in the enjoyable comedy flick JUST FRIENDS.

Two people walked out of the theater during the movie, and I would have joined them had I not been there to review the picture.

Full of laugh out loud moments, and PG-13 humor, it is a great coming of age romantic storyline that we all can relate to.

From the start you pretty much know how it's going to end and the whole movie is just too drawn out.

when he gets older..it starts to get steadily boring, with a few reasonably funny parts.

Unfortunately for this movie and all who pay to watch it, there is a yawning chasm between aimless shtick and comedic character acting -- emphasis on yawning.

Totally unwatchable.

People can say it is vain, too diverting, and whatever they want, I say it's funny,entertaining and absolutely great!!!

I highly recommend it for anyone who just wants to be entertained by a funny cast of characters and isn't looking for a "deep" insightful movie.

The humor of the movie is very exaggerated from time to time, making the movie boring.

As a rewatch 07/11/18' Just Friends remains a good hearted somewhat entertaining comedy.

We need contrived scenes involving kids and Christmas ornaments!

I went to see this movie to pass the time, but it is now probably one of the most entertaining comedies i have seen in a long long time.

And throughout the rest of the film--even scenes beside those spent within the fat suit--Reynolds manages to make even the most mundane of lines brim with character and unexpected humor.

Despite the premises, the movie seems plot-less.

boring .

Amy Smart is just plain and simple a good actress who as far as I am concerned can get away with a lot, even with this rather formulaic romantic comedy.

*SPOILER WARNINGS** 'Just Friends' is one of those movies where the premise can appeal to almost any man who was put in the "friends zone" at any point in his life, and the film itself is entertaining enough.

Amy Smart was bland and not very interesting.