I swear by the moon and the stars in the skies, and I swear like the shadow that’s by your side. The movie opens with Ryan Reynolds lip syncing this classic song from All 4 One. This might be one of the funniest scenes in movie history. He really goes for it and we the audience are treated to a fun film.
What’s it all about? 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 think I might of seen this before. But that was a while ago. Movies when first released don’t always catch fire with audiences for a long time. Well, it’s been 13 years since the release of Just Friends. It really has gotten better with time. Maybe the fact that Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool now and has achieved massive success since this film. Has Ryan Reynolds changed his style since this movie? No. He’s still the same in this comedic delivery. Sarcasm and slap stick humor are his strong points.
What makes Just Friends so good is that it’s not much more than a good old fashioned comedy that has it’s romanic moments. The cast of characters really know how to play their roles. I must compliment the casting director on this one. Julie Hagerty, Chris Klein, and Anna Faris are standouts are great comedians that know how to play into what they are known for.
Is this a new Christmas classic? I would say yes for the most part. The movie doesn’t really celebrate Christmas. As it’s more of a way for Ryan Reynolds character to learn his lessons back home for the holiday with family and friends.
FINAL THOUGHTS: 0 snores out of 5 snores ~ It’s a wide awake Christmas classic. On a side note I watched it twice in less than 24 hours. A really good movie here. I swear!