The movie version of Friends sees the gang struggling with real life well in to middle age. Unfortunately, the trailer is a fake…
The film – The One With The Reunion – shows the six New York 20-somethings all grown up and reconnecting after losing touch for several years… and their lives have definitely taken unusual paths.
In the clip, which is made from edited bits of movies and TV shows the cast have made since it ended in 2004, the gang can be seen getting reacquainted after years apart.
The film trailer seems to hint that just like in the show, the film’s plot would centre on Monica Gellar and Chandler Bing, showing them having an awkward row in a car park.
Monica – the germaphobe made famous by Courtney Cox, 53 – is still best friends with Rachel Green, who has now become a therapist.
There is plenty of footage of the two of them in the clip, which is mostly due to the real life friendship between Courtney and Jennifer Aniston, 48.
Courtney invited Jen to guest star in several episodes of her series Cougar Town, which ran until 2015.
The footage of Monica and Chandler’s surprise reunion was also taken from the show after she asked Matthew Perry, 48, to appear on the programme.
Dopey Phoebe Buffay – played by Lisa Kudrow, 54 – has switched busking and making coffee for a new career as a doctor.
Equally dopey Joey Tribbiani – played by Matt LeBlanc, 50 – is now a successful actor, and can be seen bumping in to old pass Ross Gellar at a glamorous party where he is wearing traditional Indian clothing.
Joey also has trouble with the police, and Ross – David Schwimmer, 51 – seems to have swapped digging up dinosaurs for a new life in politics.
Fans went wild for the trailer, with many people unaware that it was a spoof.
One tweeted: “If this new FRIENDS movie is real & they’re tryna tell me Chandler & Monica broke up & Ross & Rachel broke up & Phoebe is a doctor I ain’t watching it.”
Another said: “Finding out that they made a ‘Friends’ movie and then finding out it was a hoax within the course of 3 minutes was not the way I wanted to wake up today, I’m going to be emotionally unavailable for a week now.”
Sadly a real movie is unlikely – and not only as the stars and creators are busy with other projects.
Last year Jennifer Aniston told the Huffington Post that the show simply wouldn’t work in the modern world.
She said: “We were jokingly saying that if Friends was created today, you would have a coffee shop full of people that were just staring into iPhones. There would be no actual episodes or conversations.”