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  • Dec 18, 2011
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JUST FRIENDS

We have all either been in his situation or have known some one who is totally in love with somebody but stuck in the friend zone. No matter which situation you have been in between those two choices every one can appreciate this film for what it is, a film about wanting to be more then friends. When this film was first released I wanted to see it based on one thing, it starred Ryan Reynolds. I have been a fan of his since his sitcom days on a little show called "Two Guys, a Girl, & a Pizza Place" the pizza place part was eventually dropped from the title and Reynolds went on to fame later after starring in a National Lampoon movie called "Van Wilder". Now out of the show and the movie I am sure most of you at least remember the movie, it even spawned a sequel for Taj. So off I was to view this film and of course like I thought I liked it and bought the DVD when it eventually hit the store shelves.

The movie is all about a young man that was a little over weight as a kid and was teased, ridiculed and longed for his best friend played by the lovely Amy Smart. Of course things don't work out the way he wanted, in fact the end up horrible as he storms out of a party never to be seen again. Turns out years later he became a very fit and healthy successful man who worked in the entertainment industry. One day while at the office his boss informs him that he is going off with a diva wanna be played masterfully by Anna Faris, and is to woo her into coming to their label. Well he has a history with this girl and she takes his being there as a sign that they are back together, imagine his surprise when he gets stuck with her in his hometown after the plan has to land. So once there he goes to see his family and old friends, it is here that he runs into Jamie again and he is quick to show off. So the film goes into a full on comedic roll as Chris makes it his mission to get Jamie back for ignoring his earlier love, of course Anna Faris's character is not happy with this but she is pawned off on Chris's little brother [who is hilarious, and their fights remind me of myself and my brother] who is obsessed with her. but soon Chris starts to regain those old feelings and really tries to be with her but a challenge is on the horizon, a former fellow "just friend" played by Chris Klein. The guy is just to smooth for him at first even though Chris knows this guy's real motive about getting with her. So the war is on between these two newly successful guys, one wants her for her while the other wants something else.

Ryan Reynolds is perfect as the former heavyweight that makes good later in life, he has a perfect sense of timing and is great in this comedy. Reynolds has always been one of my favorite comedic actors and while the film is not perfect is performance is. Same can be said for co star Amy Smart who is great in the role of the girl who every body wants and peaked in high school, love that line. Chris Klein is great as well as the opposition to Ryan and plays both the good guy and jerk really well, but it is Anna Faris who steals the show a little in my opinion. She is very annoying but in good way, an entertaining way, she is definitely one of the best female comedic performers out there. She is so over the top and crazy in this film it is hard not to like her character, she is off the hook. Everybody who is in this movie all do great jobs and add to the hilarity of the situations, kinda reminds me of "Christmas Vacation {that film is a classic}. Writer Adam Davis, director Roger Kumble, and one of the many producers made this film based on things that really happened to them so I believe that the really wanted this film to work, in my opinion it does.

I enjoyed this movie a lot mainly because of the brothers fighting all the time, but the whole thing was good. I would not say that this is a classic but it is a good movie. I would say it is at least a rental but I recommend buying it, it is an entertaining film and I think you will like it. I feel like something is missing though and that is to bad because it holds this film back from being a classic comedy. Still it is very enjoyable and worth a viewing if you want to watch a comedy one night.

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January 04, 2012
"Turns out years later he became a very fit and healthy successful man who worked in the entertainment industry." --- sounds like one of those familiar plots! Nonetheless, your writing made it such fun that probably good to catch it on rental!
 
December 21, 2011
Hmmmm, I can't pinpoint why this isn't classic rom-com status, but I get what you're saying. Still, I enjoyed this movie. Thought it was really cute, and Ryan Reynolds is hilarious!
December 22, 2011
guess why I saw it 3 times? ;P
January 04, 2012
Who? Woopak? 3x? Really?!
January 04, 2012
Cuz of Ryan Reynolds, DUH! :P
 
December 18, 2011
I saw this 3x because of Amy Smart LOL!
 
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Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: November 23, 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 1hr 34min
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