Rent Just Friends (2018)

3.5 of 5 from 81 ratings
1h 20min
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Joris (Josha Stradowski) is shy, introverted and cautious, Yad (Majd Mardo) is bold and impulsive, but at a chance meeting, opposites attract, and sparks fly. Having spotted Yad windsurfing at the beach, Joris is taken aback when he discovers Yad is his grandmother's new helper. Stealing kisses between surfboards, wrestling in the reeds and filming their adventures, the couple find themselves growing closer and opening up to each other Yet as the boys fall ever deeper in love, the weight of their families' expectations of them grow more profound, until one of them finally asks, would it be better if they were 'Just Friends'?
, , , Tanja Jess, , , Sonia Eijken, Mohamad Alahmad, Anne Prakke, Elène Zuidmeer, , , , Tessa du Mee, Sjoerd Dragtsma, , Justin Mooijer, Malcolm Hugo Glenn, Younes Badrane, Jolanda de Vries
Roen Kiewik, Denis Wigman, Marijn Wigman
Henk Burger
Gewoon Vrienden
Peccadillo Pictures
Comedy, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
Netherlands, Comedy, Drama, Lesbian & Gay, Romance
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Run Time:
80 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • On the Set of 'Just Friends'
  • Caged - A Short Film Starring Josha Stradowski by Lazio and Dylan Tonk
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Reviews (2) of Just Friends

How Opposites Attract - Just Friends review by AA

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A charming film centre around Joris and Yad's mutual attraction and the pit falls it brings with Yad also being the carer for Joris's grandmother and her desire to be the match maker!  Like all good love stories there are pit falls but the director does not allow it to wallow in self pity and the lovers supporting families issues also add to the feel and depth of the film.

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A well rounded love story - Just Friends review by TB

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A nicely shot love story that’s given a wholeness and a genuine feel to it with the families of Yad and Joris, and the issues within both of their families that play out in parallel alongside their love story.

The acting is good enough, without being amazing but the tender side of the relationship in particular was acted out really well and delivered by the camera superbly to capture the emotion and feeling.

I also thought the grandmother was a fantastic character who added a great level of humour to the film.

A worthwhile watch. 

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