Just Friends (2005) - Comedy, Romance

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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: 37 out of 227 found boring (16.29%)

One-line Reviews (109)

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

I highly recommend it!

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

Chris used to bore me.

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.

I highly recommend it.

But it itself is a cliché swirl.

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

Sweet and intriguing.

Despite the premises, the movie seems plot-less.

Boring stupid comedy .

However it's quite entertaining.

I think it went on way too long...

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

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

Just enjoyable.

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

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

Waste of time .

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

Entertaining .

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

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

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...

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

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

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

a bit boring .

Pointless movie lacking believable people and situations .

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Worth watching!

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

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

Not taken seriously in any light, it was enjoyable.

Cliché, unorthodox, poor, and plain old dull.

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

Plus, her songs in the movie are actually enjoyable.

What a stress A bit funnier and more original then little rockers but simply as boring, annoying, and stressful as it Fat Ryan Reynolds is not worth watching this movie Skip this one

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

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

- watched the equally boring and predictable DVD featurette!

The script was good and unpredictable, which i liked.

Predictable (thank goodness!

Amy Smart was bland and not very interesting.

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

We need contrived scenes involving kids and Christmas ornaments!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

MIldly Entertaining Old school comedy .

Don't waste your time watching this .

The plot was predictable from the beginning.

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

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!

Classic and funny entertaining holiday film .

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!

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.

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

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

Predictable boring un-funny fare .

The movie is mostly being made enjoyable by its characters.

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.

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.

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

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

Jamie is a self-indulgent, narcissistic little reprobate.

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

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

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

The rest is an entire teen movie cliché.

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

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

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

It was one big cliché type of film.

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

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

boring .

Totally unwatchable.

After all the confusion going on there would have been a unique chance for a surprise ending: What if, instead of Jamie, Chris would have got Samantha for the happy end?

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

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

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.

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

Anna Faris is enjoyable crazy as usual.

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

Horrible cliché .

*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.

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

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.

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


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

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

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

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

Still, it is fun to watch and immensely entertaining.

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

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

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.