Why No Movie?
Many avid fans of Friends have awaited either a re-unions of Friends or a movie. With movies based off of shows like Sex in the City flourishing, Why hasn’t NBC decided to make a movie?
According to the attached article, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1030981/Friends-reunited-Jennifer-Aniston-gang-set-return-big-screen-blockbuster.html, there was once discussion of a Friends movie. The actors saw how successful the Sex and the City movie was and how it has spread worldwide. The only actress that was not fully on board with the movie was Jennifer Aniston. She felt that she had played too many roles and had become too popular to be believable as Rachel again.
Some sources such as http://news.softpedia.com/news/Friends-Movie-Drops-in-Theaters-in-2011-122831.shtml believe that the movie is still going to happen and that all of the financial issues and story line issues have been panned out. Other sources like http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/06/10/friends-movie-courteney-cox/ say that feel that people are worried that a movie will not be as popular as the Sex and the City movie because the Sex and the City girls ran all over Manhattan while the gang on Friends were either in Central Perk or in Monica’s Apartment. Some people also feel it would be a little silly because they waited too long. The cast members are now all in their forties and cannot pass for being 32, as most of them left off at the finale. Other sources like http://www.hitfix.com/articles/no-friends-movie-anytime-soon-say-cougar-pals-cox-and-kudrow say that the movie was never in the works and the directors and producers never had any plans to make a movie.