Jennifer Aniston wants romantic comedies to make a comeback

Jennifer Aniston desperately wants to see more romantic comedies on the big screen.The Friends star misses the classic romcom era of the late 1980s and 1990s, which was dominated by the likes of Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan, and their iconic movies such …

Jennifer Aniston desperately wants to see more romantic comedies on the big screen.

The Friends star misses the classic romcom era of the late 1980s and 1990s, which was dominated by the likes of Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan, and their iconic movies such as When Harry Met Sally…, Pretty Woman, You’ve Got Mail, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Sleepless in Seattle.

Now, Jennifer has claimed that she wants to see more star-crossed lovers and budding romances make a comeback in Hollywood.

“It’s changed so much. I think we would so love to have the era of Meg Ryan come back. I just think it would be nice to go into a movie theatre, sit cosy. I think we should have a resurgence,” she told Variety. “Let’s get the Terms of Endearment back out there. You know, Heaven Can Wait, Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Goodbye Girl.”

The 50-year-old is no stranger to romantic comedies, and has starred in The Object of My Affection, Picture Perfect, Along Came Polly and The Break-Up.

And while she’s keen for that genre to have a revival, she revealed one particular type of movie that she refuses to be a part of.

“You’re seeing what’s available out there and it’s just diminishing and diminishing in terms of, it’s big Marvel movies. Or things that I’m not just asked to do or really that interested in living in a green screen,” the actress shared.

Earlier this year, Meg revealed that she was writing a new romantic comedy of her own, with plans to possibly direct it as well.

“It’s at Working Title Films. I’ll just leave it at that. My God. You feel like you’re jinxing it if you’re talking about it. Hopefully, it’s for me to direct,” she shared in a chat with The New York Times.

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When Harry Met Sally tops New Year’s Eve scenes poll

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan’s midnight kiss in When Harry Met Sally has topped a new poll of film fans’ favourite New Year’s Eve movie scenes. More than a thousand people voted for the best end-of-year scene in a new survey on streaming site FandangoNO…

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan’s midnight kiss in When Harry Met Sally has topped a new poll of film fans’ favourite New Year’s Eve movie scenes.

More than a thousand people voted for the best end-of-year scene in a new survey on streaming site FandangoNOW, and the romance of Rob Reiner’s beloved 1989 movie beat out all comers, with Lea Michelle’s rendition of Auld Lang Syne in director Garry Marshall’s 2011 film New Year’s Eve claiming second place.

“As a magical time when the possibilities are endless, New Year’s Eve makes the perfect backdrop for memorable movie scenes,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Film fans always get a vicarious thrill watching their favourite characters experiencing dramatic life-changing events in classic New Year’s scenes.

“Not surprisingly, many of them feature classic screen kisses, including Al Pacino kissing John Cazale in The Godfather, Part II. But the fan favourite for top New Year’s movie moment goes to Rob Reiner and Nora Ephron’s rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally for that climactic Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal kiss.”

Also making the top five in the new poll are Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth making their New Year’s resolutions in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Willie Garson and Mario Cantone’s lip lock in Sex and the City: The Movie, and the scene in which an ocean liner of party-goers meets a tidal wave in The Poseidon Adventure.

The aforementioned “I know it was you, Fredo!” scene from The Godfather sequel, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s kiss in An Affair to Remember, and Angela Bassett and Ralph Fiennes’ smooch in Strange Days also make the top 10.

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