So after hearing about it from this guy for the better part of a year, I finally rented Just Friends from Netflix. Yes, it's the Ryan-Reynolds-in-a-fat-suit movie. My feeling was that if I expect anyone else to listen to me when I tell them that Saving Silverman is secretly an awesome (if objectively bad) movie, I ought to afford other people the same opportunity.
And, you know, it mostly bears out. Even crappy Ryan Reynolds still has his moments. But, as advertised, the real show is Anna Faris as the crazy Britney Spears analogue brought to Reynolds's small New Jersey town. By the time she's been tasered, concussed, and fed a bunch of Vicodin, you get something like this:
But what nobody told me was how effing great Chris Klein was in this movie. CHRIS KLEIN! I'd written him off so long ago that I'd nearly forgot how much his Paul Metzler in Election gave me hope for him as one of his brighter stars of his generation. Too bad the movie where he delivered on all that promise ended up being Just Friends.
If you haven't seen it, check it out, for Anna Faris and for Chris Klein doing this: