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Just Friends

2

After Van Wilder: Party Liaison, Blade: Trinity and the Amityville Horror remake, Ryan Reynolds' crimes against cinema continue with this flat-footed rom-com. The Canadian no doubt thought he was poking gentle fun at his heartthrob image by spending much of the movie in a roly-poly fat-suit. Unfortunately, it only means there's more of him to bemoan.

To be fair, there are funny moments - but they all belong to Anna Faris, who delivers a gloriously OTT turn as a pampered, sex-mad diva apparently modelled on a certain Mrs Federline. She's the reason why Reynolds' ladykilling record exec finds himself back in the New Jersey hometown where he spent his obese adolescence carrying a torch for best pal Amy Smart. Can he break out of the "friend zone" and finally bed her? On second thoughts, maybe Van Wilder wasn't so bad after all.

 

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 6th 2006
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