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Just Friends Details


A hotshot thirtysomething record executive tries to win over the girl who once liked him only "as a friend" in this slapstick comedy. In high school, Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) was an overweight, maladroit teen who spent every waking moment with his co-ed pal Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). On the verge of graduation, Chris is humiliated when his yearbook confession to Jamie -- that he wants to be more than "just friends" -- is read aloud. Jamie is flattered, but rebuffs his advances, and Chris spends the next decade transforming himself into a buff, callous ladies' man. Assigned by his boss to sign his pop star ex-girlfriend Samantha James (Anna Faris), Chris finds himself stranded in New Jersey for the holidays, where he promptly sets out to find Jamie. But winning back the love of his life proves difficult, as Chris not only has to get back in touch with the sensitive teen he once was, but also fend off competition from another former geek, the guitar-playing Dusty (Chris Klein). ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi

  • Release date:November 23, 2005


Ryan Reynolds
as Chris Brander
Amy Smart
as Jamie Palamino
Anna Faris
as Samantha James
Chris Klein
as Dusty Dinkleman
Christopher Marquette
as Mike Brander
Julie Hagerty
as Carol Brander
Stephen Root
as K.C.
Fred Ewanuick
as Clark
Ty Olsson
as Tim
Amy Matysio
as Darla
Barry Flatman
as Mr. Palamino


Roger Kumble
Bill Johnson
William Vince
J.C. Spink
Michael Ohoven
Chris Bender
Adam Davis
Anthony Richmond
Patrick Houlihan
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Cardoni
Composer (Music Score)
Jeff Freeman
Robb Wilson King
Production Designer
Russell Moore
Art Director
Jake Weiner
Magnus Kim
Associate Producer
Muriel Brener
Executive Producer
Cale Boyter
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Richard Brener
Executive Producer
Marco Mehlitz
Executive Producer
Alexandra Welker
Costume Designer
Christina Kuhnigk
Set Decorator
Jim Brebner
First Assistant Director
Rick Montgomery
Scott Ateah
Stunts Coordinator
Rob Nokes
Supervising Sound Editor
Rob Merilees
Line Producer
Dean Giammarco
Supervising Sound Editor
Bill Sheppard
Supervising Sound Editor