Thursday, July 3, 2008

Friends movie rumors.

Admitted: I'm a huge Friends fan. That said, I think a Friends feature film is a horrible, horrible idea! The show evolved into charicatures by it's final seasons, and it finally ended. It's charm was the characters in their 20s, facing (mostly) light life issues. Even when it wasn't particularly light subject matter, it was treated lightly (Ross' divorce, Ross' child, Chandler & Monica not being able to have a child). I don't know how sustainable a half-hour sitcom can be for two hours on the big screen.

Its characters didn't have deep drama like Sex and the City, which had enough mystery in its finale. But in the Friends finale, Monica and Chandler move out of the iconic apartment and Ross and Rachel have a baby. Are these six supposed to still be the same in their late 30s/early 40s? Is Joey still a slut - because at 20 it's "sowing his oats," at 40 it's just pathetic. And Ross and Rachel have a child - but are they still going to be on/off like the show - which was a large part of the dynamic? Because with a kid involved, they can't bring that "charm" back. I could go on...

I don't know why I felt the need to blog this, but, uh, yeah. Agree/Disagree?


  1. I agree with you.. I've been watching the 'Friends' DVDs lately and as much as I love the show, I just don't think it would make sense for it to be turned into a movie.

  2. As much as we all love the Friends characters they're all so much a part of the 90s that I can't really imagine them in the present.

    That's just me though!
    Also - I like your blog =)

  3. I read this too. I lovelovelove Friends but I'm not so sure how I feel about a movie either.


  4. Agreed.

    My favorite Friends episode is when they play the game of who knows each other best.

    "It's MISS Chanandler Bong."

  5. onlyslightlyneurotic - jesse got me the box set for christmas, i've gotten him into it as he tries to get me into seinfeld :)

    kyla bea - they're totally 90s!!! and i adore your blog - i have you in my reader! congrats on your etsy shop selling!

    jamie - yeah, so weird.

    jessica - omg! that's def top five. but i cry EVERY time i see the episode where monica & chandler get engaged. WAHHHHH

    nicole antoinette - isn't it great?? it makes me nostalgiac for two different eras :)