Just Friends

2005

Just Friends

Critics Consensus

There are moments of mirth in this overly broad comedy, but mostly, Just Friends is just not that funny.

42%

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Total Count: 103
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When Chris, a likable, high-school loser, finally gathers the courage to reveal his love to Jamie -- the girl of his dreams and a super cool cheerleader -- she rejects him, saying she just wants to be friends. So, he moves across the country and transforms himself into a selfish, womanizing and successful music executive. But, 10 years later, circumstances bring him back to his home town and fate reconnects him with the "just friends" girl of his dreams. Suddenly, Chris has the chance to undo the past, but unbelievably, he finds it more difficult to romance Jamie than it was 10 years ago. Can one escape the clutches of the "friend zone?" Is it possible to go from "just friend" to boyfriend? Chris is about to find out the hard way.

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All Critics (103) | Top Critics (30)

  • Just Friends is just stupid.

    Nov 29, 2005
  • Just Friends is part Farrelly Brothers and part Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, all wrapped together to deliver gross-out gags in bizarrely random and rapid-fire fashion, with zero intent to develop sustainable plot or character.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tony Wong

    Toronto Star
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  • Just Friends hangs its crude, clobbering sense of humor on a dubious theory.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • ... while the ending might be a foregone conclusion, getting there involves just enough slapstick manful idiocy to keep the humor moving at a clip.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A barbed romantic comedy with a distinct debt to the Farrelly brothers' gross-out-plus-sentimentality formula, Just Friends is a welcome antidote to the usual seasonal sweetness.

    Nov 28, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • In all, it's not too bad and it's not too long, and any movie that sets Santa on fire is okay by me.

    Nov 23, 2005 | Full Review…

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