If you enjoy hilarious films that are best experienced if you leave your brain at home you won’t want to miss the romantic comedy Just Friends. Ryan Reynolds plays a famous record producer whose plane makes an unscheduled stop in his home town while he is escorting a spoiled pop star singer played by Anna Faris. While in a bar that night he meets his friend from High school played by Amy Smart who he has always loved and now thinks he has a chance to be more then just friends since he has lost over 100 pounds. This film is one dimensional, predictable and shallow but who cares. The jokes are non-stop, the slap stick is funny and the whole movie is entertaining. I even enjoyed the “loser from school who gets the girl” plot. (Of course I couldn’t identify with that scenario). Even though this film isn’t going to win any Academy awards I really enjoyed it and I’m using the excuse that “I’m blind and what do you expect” to give it a B rating.
This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA
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