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  • Summary: This romantic comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as a former high school geek turned trendy Los Angeles music executive. When he gets stranded in his New Jersey home town due to bad weather with a superstar singer he is trying to sign, he finds himself reunited with his high school crush andThis romantic comedy stars Ryan Reynolds as a former high school geek turned trendy Los Angeles music executive. When he gets stranded in his New Jersey home town due to bad weather with a superstar singer he is trying to sign, he finds himself reunited with his high school crush and discovers she is his true love. (New Line Cinema) Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. Argues on behalf of the Darwinian theory that all of life imitates high school...But the argument is only halfhearted. Just Friends is much more interested in - and hilarious about - the small nostalgias of suburbia.
  2. Reviewed by: Mikael Wood
    70
    A refreshingly mean-spirited breeze through both the holiday movie and romantic-comedy checklists.
  3. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Funnier than any low-rent rip-off of "There's Something About Mary" has a right to be. It's crass, it's unsophisticated, it aims right for the slapsticky pleasure center of the under-30 moviegoer's brain. So sue me, I laughed. A lot.
  4. Chris Klein steals the film as a rival ex-nerd, now the most gorgeous guy in town, while director Roger Kumble (Cruel Intentions) cribs from the Farrelly brothers and the Three Stooges.
  5. Although set 10 years after high school graduation, Just Friends is a dumb teen comedy.
  6. 38
    Ironically, Faris' Samantha is the most convincing personality in the mix: She's a grotesque caricature of Courtney Love by way of Nancy Spungen, a vulgar, selfish monster of unbridled id, but you always know where she's coming from.
  7. 25
    There is not a spark of chemistry between Chris and Jamie, although the plot clearly requires them to fall in love. There is so much chemistry involved with the Anna Faris character, however, that she can set off multiple chain reactions with herself, if you see what I mean.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Aug 13, 2013
    10
    The best comic movie i've ever seen in my life!
    Especially for Anna Faris, I've laughed a lot and watched it a lot of time with my friends!
    The best comic movie i've ever seen in my life!
    Especially for Anna Faris, I've laughed a lot and watched it a lot of time with my friends!
    It's that kind of film that you can watch everytime you want and you still laugh a lot.
    I can't understand why people don't like it: it's a drug!
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  2. WarrenM.
    Jan 5, 2006
    10
    2nd best movie of 2005.
  3. Jan 5, 2013
    9
    A hilarious comedy about being stuck in the friend zone which I think a lot of people can relate to. Ryan Reynolds is hilarious in probablyA hilarious comedy about being stuck in the friend zone which I think a lot of people can relate to. Ryan Reynolds is hilarious in probably one of his best roles (despite the fact he still plays a douche at times) but Anna Faris is also worth mentioning as she provides the most laughs (toothpaste anyone)! A little predictable perhaps but there is plenty here to keep you entertained and have you laughing the whole time :) Overall well worth a look if you're in need of a good laugh! Expand
  4. Spongeee
    Dec 5, 2005
    8
    Funny movie!!! Its a well done film that never insults your smarts...its actually very witty. Does a great job playing on the whole best Funny movie!!! Its a well done film that never insults your smarts...its actually very witty. Does a great job playing on the whole best friend/boyfriend relationships with teens and 20 year olds. The whole Britney Spears character was too funny...go see it! Expand
  5. ScottM
    Nov 26, 2005
    7
    Anna Farris is fn hilarious. Nice to see her take control of her scenes.
  6. Jameson
    Nov 23, 2005
    7
    Funnier than you'd expect, with heart in the right places (but not too much). Deftly balances romance and comedy -- not as deftly as Funnier than you'd expect, with heart in the right places (but not too much). Deftly balances romance and comedy -- not as deftly as "Wedding Crashers" but in the same spirit. Expand
  7. Steve
    Jun 19, 2006
    0
    Very, very unfunny. Stupid, cliched movie. What an insulting movie to watch.

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