Friday, July 20

Movie Review: Just Friends (2005)

Film Title: Just Friends
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins 
Released: 2005
Genre:  Comedy, Romance 
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: Netflix


While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.


I had watched this years and years ago and I enjoyed it. This popped on Netflix so why not? I was craving a romantic comedy and who doesn't like a little xmas in July?

Chris was a fat guy in High School in love with his best friend who was the prettiest girl in school. After being embarrassed he runs off and changes his life around. He loses the weight and becomes a stud. He becomes a rep or manager for musicians. Things happen and he lands back in his hometown and comes face-to-face with his old friend and first love. 

OOOOOH Chris. Just because you were friend zoned in High School and now you are hot does not mean you can be a jerk. He is a womanizer and he did not deserve Jamie right away. I'm glad he had to have some realizations and had to really work and earn Jamie. Maybe he should've TOLD Jamie in High School he loved her and wanted to be his boyfriend. 

This was a funny film. Very goofy, but there are some feels here especially near the end. I could relate to Chris in some ways. However, he was jerky there for a bit.

My only real complaint, why did his old High School friends take him back? He totally blew them off for yearssssssssss! I would be so annoyed and not really willing to help him out. They are too nice and that felt unrealistic how quickly they forgave him for running away and never hanging out. There were a few unrealistic scenes, but that one really bugged me. 

This is is a fun film to watch especially if you are looking for a comedy with some romance. It is not your typical com-rom film. Which is refreshing for the genre! If you need a refreshing film to laugh and enjoy on a cloudy day, I recommend this. 

I'll stamp this with 3 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

Watching it aaages ago :)

Melliane said...

I think I saw it a while ago

Carole Rae said...

B,watch again! ;) loll

Melliane, prolly! It was kind of big back then

Anachronist said...

Thanks for the review, now I know what not to watch... ;p