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Just Friends (2006)

Ryan Reynolds , Amy Smart , Roger Kumble  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Chris Klein, Anna Farris
  • Directors: Roger Kumble
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: New Line Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E6EHE0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,069 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Just Friends" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Commentary from director Roger Kumble, writer Adam "Tex" Davis, producer Christ Bender, co-producer Jake Weiner, executive producers Richard Brener and Cale Boyter
  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary from director Roger Kumble, writer Adam "Tex" Davis and producer Chris Bender
  • Nine Behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • Blooper reel
  • "Jamie Smiles" music video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Editorial Reviews

Back in high school, Chris (Reynolds) was an overweight nerd and in love with his best friend Jamie (Smart), but she only thought of him like a brother. Ten years later, Chris is now a hot L.A. music exec and finds himself himself back in his hometown and in love with Jamie all over again. But can they really be more than Just Friends?

DVD Features:
Alternate endings
Audio Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurette
Gag Reel
Music Video
Theatrical Trailer


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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars She's no ordinary girl June 27, 2006
Format:DVD
At a high school graduation party, overweight Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) attempts to reveal his true feelings for his best friend Jamie Palomino (Amy Smart), but ends up making an utter fool of himself. What's worse, his humiliation takes place in front of his jeering teenage peers. A decade later, Chris has become a success story. He is now thin, prosperous, is a hit with girls, and works as an executive in the music industry. His latest assignment is escorting wacky starlet/pop princess and ex-flame Samantha James (Anna Faris) to Paris, France. But their plane has to make an unscheduled landing in Jersey, Chris's high school home. Rationally, Chris and Samantha decide to stay at his old house. Chris has a reunion with his former buddies, including the winsome Jamie, who immediately rekindles that old spark within Chris. The remainder of the film concerns Chris's efforts to make Jamie see him as more than a friend, while simultaneously fending off the warped Samantha. Competition comes in the form of a former fellow nerd turned sensitive guy Dusty Dinkleman (Chris Klein).

Just Friends is a very funny, feel-good movie. Ryan Reynolds is a hoot as a brash L.A. stud who disastrously channels his inner dweeb whenever he's around unrequited love Jamie. Ryan is really excellent with physical comedy. There are scenes with him that are just uproarious (case in point, the aftermath of his politically incorrect hockey game with the kids). I even enjoyed his frequent Three Stooges encounters with his kid brother (Chris Marquette). And when he has to, Ryan steps outside the slapstick and layers in a deeper nuanced, more introspective performance. I ended up rooting for Chris, even though he was overly cocky and big-timed his home town folks.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not a blu-ray June 13, 2011
By dwc
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is not hi-def quality. It's lo-def recorded onto a blu-ray disc. All the cost, none of the detail. Doesn't even have the extras that are on the dvd. For the record, I loved this movie and was very anxious to get it in hi-def, but this was a complete rip-off. Don't waste your money. Just get the dvd.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You'll always be fat to me! April 11, 2006
Format:DVD
This movie definitely turned out to be better than expected. I'd just seen "Waiting", which was decent, so I was interested to see what this Ryan Reynolds film would have to offer.

This movie had a much better storyline than did "Waiting..." It was very refreshing to see Ryan Reynolds play a character that wasn't Van Wilder-esque. He gives a very funny performance as the fat-kid turned Hollywood man-about-town who returns home and reconnects with the girl who broke his heart in his youth.

The movie is funny right off the starting line and remains funny throughout.

Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of our favorite holiday movies! November 28, 2012
By Val-El
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My husband and I absolutely love this movie - we feel it is a totally underrated comedy. We quote it on a pretty regular basis, and look forward to watching it every holiday season (and throughout the rest of the year). Ryan Reynolds (Chris), Chris Klein (Dusty), Anna Faris (Samantha) and Chris Marquette (Mike) are all perfect in their roles and keep us laughing through the entire film, no matter how many times we've seen it. The love story between Chris and Jamie (Amy Smart) is adorable, and the love triangle with Dusty is hysterical. It's also one of those movies that gets funnier with repeated viewings, so give it a shot and I don't think you will be disappointed :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic comedy pick December 28, 2010
By VO POV
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This movie is a scream. I'm a big fan of Ryan Reynolds anyway, and he is a belly laugh in this movie, so he certainly doesn't disappoint. The whole cast is very well put together, and enhance the movie in it's hilarity. Then, after all the craziness, there is a believable, good ending.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Comedy Movie!!! June 17, 2007
Format:DVD
Great comedy!

This movie had me laughing almost the entire time. Anna Faris gives an amazing performance in this movie as a ditzy pop wanna-be singer. The rest of the cast is amazing in this movie as well. The story is very good and many could relate to it, specially if you've had a crush on someone in high school and you always felt like you were never good enough, unless you were rich, famous, and thin. This is defiantly a good comedy and revolves around the holidays but it's not just another holiday comedy either.

I have this movie as my top favorite films of all times. Just watch it and you'll see what I mean. great movie at a great value!

The shipping was fast, and the DVD was in great condition. This DVD has a great variety of DVD extras. You'll also get to see a lot of behind the scenes and a writer's journey on how to become an actor for a small role in the movie. It's a great DVD with lots to offer and it will keep you entertained through out the whole movie and special features as well.

I highly recommend it!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Laughed Till I Cried March 26, 2006
Format:DVD
I didn't really like Waiting, another Ryan Reynolds film. So I was leery about this one, but my sister assured me that it was totally different, and boy, was she right. This one's in the romantic comedy category, but with an American Pie attitude, which makes for a very funny movie. And I've never liked Ryan Reynolds more.

Reynolds plays Chris, a guy who was fat and unpopular in high school, but had a really great friend (played by Amy Smart) who hung out with him and had sleepovers w/him. Unfortunately, he saw her as more than just a friend, but she didn't feel the same way at all. After an embarrassing moment at a grad party, he gets on his bike and rides away, saying, "This town if full of losers, and I'm pulling out to win!" Flash forward ten years-- Chris is now a total hottie with a body and has a flashy job in L.A. working for a record label. He has to escort the pop princess Samantha James (the hilarious Anna Faris) to Paris. But when their flight is grounded in Jersey because of an onboard fire (thanks to Samantha!), Chris heads back to his home to catch up with his mother and little brother, and maybe regain what he lost when he left-- the girl of his dreams. Throw in a wacky little brother (played by Chris Marquette, whom you will LOVE in this role!!!) and another cute guy (Chris Klein) and you've got some serious obstacles!

Such a funny movie, really good physical comedy on Reynolds' part, he really reminded me of Jim Carrey in this movie, especially in that car scene when he's lamenting over his crappy first "date" with Jamie. Reynolds and Marquette are hilarious together; man, brothers sure know how to push each others buttons. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun
Amy Smarts best film.....I like most things that has a Holiday tinge to them.....so when I saw this one this one kind of mirrors a lot of peoples lives, and for me it is no... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Joshua W
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
must have
Published 4 days ago by Charly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price
Published 7 days ago by George
5.0 out of 5 stars Honestly, who likes to be Friend Zoned by the one woman you love?
This movie is for ALL the guys out their who were put in the friend zone all throughout grade school and tried to escape but were unsuccessful. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Kyle F
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great condition
Published 21 days ago by Michelle D'Addabbo
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Hilarious movie we laughed most of the time
Published 24 days ago by Justin
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice quality Blu-ray disk
Nice quality Blu-ray disk
Published 1 month ago by Mark Hernandez
3.0 out of 5 stars I got this for my 17yr old daughter; not ...
I got this for my 17yr old daughter; not really my kind of movie but she likes it. I much prefer Ryan in the Proposal and his other flicks. Read more
Published 1 month ago by kimberly wilson
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Entertainment
Okay, I like Ryan Reynolds but this is the first movie where I see him play a real goofball.
Published 1 month ago by William R. Barrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie.
I loved this movie when I saw it years ago. This is so funny, In the beginning Ryan Reynolds is fat and he goes to this graduation party and ends up leaving, He goes and looses all... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sueg
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