Just Friends

Just Friends

Roger Kumble (2005)

12 Certificate


Our Score
A snappy script breathes life into this stereotypically idiotic tale of one man's journey of self-discovery. Obese high-school loser Chris (Ryan Reynolds donning a prosthetic fat suit) has been in love with Jamie (Amy Smart) for years. She loves him, too, but only like a brother, and drops the "just friends" speech on him on their graduation night. After making a success of himself in Los Angeles, he finds himself back in his New Jersey home town where he determines to win her heart - not realising that, even though he's now slim and handsome, he's not such a nice guy any more. Chris also faces competition from local good guy Dusty (Chris Klein), and is further hampered by having his ex-lover (Anna Faris), a bratty diva, in tow. Worth watching just for Christopher Marquette's hilarious turn as Chris's pain-in-the-neck brother, this obnoxious comedy has a generous helping of natural, surprising laughs amid the bumptious stupidity.


An overweight high-school student is madly in love with his best friend, but their feelings are far from mutual. Years later, having slimmed down and become a successful music executive, he resolves to put an end to his unrequited love and finally win her over. Romantic comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris and Chris Klein.

Cast & Crew

Chris Brander Ryan Reynolds
Jamie Palamino Amy Smart
Samantha James Anna Faris
Dusty Dinkleman Chris Klein
Mike Brander Christopher Marquette
Carol Brander Julie Hagerty
Clark Fred Ewanuick
Darla Amy Matysio
Director Roger Kumble
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: DVD
Comedy Drama