Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

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Critic Consensus: While it doesn't subvert the genre as incisively as it thinks it does, Celeste and Jesse Forever is a shrewd rom-com that benefits from its likable cast and trumpets the arrival of Rashida Jones as a bona fide big screen talent.


Movie Info

Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do -- she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition … More

Rating: R (for language, sexual content and drug use)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Will McCormack, Rashida Jones
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2013
Box Office: $3.1M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

Cast


as Celeste

as Veronica

as Business Man

as Herself

as Yogurt Girl

as German Announcer

as Savannah

as Saleswoman

as Mystery Buddy

as Waitress

as Peter Pan

as Snow White

as News Reporter

as Bartender

as Bridesmaid

as Gay Man #1

as Gay Man #2

as Celeste's Lawyer

as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for Celeste and Jesse Forever

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (42)

Its bittersweet conclusion hits you square in the gut.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Thematic murkiness aside, the film achieves a mostly successful mix of mainstream and indie sensibilities.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
EricDSnider.com

Rashida Jones' first lead feature role is a likeable enough effort to step out from the tube...

Full Review… | January 7, 2013
Flicks.co.nz

[A] charming, lightweight comedy ...

Full Review… | December 9, 2012
Observer [UK]

The film bears a kinship with the underrated 2006 film The Break-Up; both are, for lack of a better term, post-romantic comedies by exploring the largely virgin territory of what happens long after the meet-cute, when life takes hold and love goes sour.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012

The film shows its toothless nature when it refuses to properly eviscerate Emma Roberts's silly tweenie pop star. But there are worse crimes than being just a little bit too nice.

Full Review… | December 7, 2012
Irish Times

Audience Reviews for Celeste and Jesse Forever

½

There are very few romantic dramedies that grab my attention, even though I love that genre. There are just not that many great films that come from it. Again, it's not the best in it's genre, but "Celeste and Jesse Forever" is an enjoyable enough movie, due to it's performances by Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones. They are great together and for once, Andy Samberg was not annoying in any way. I really liked their chemistry and where the story took them, whether it be apart or together by the end, that really didn't matter to me, because the film played out very naturally. It is well-written and has a very sweet sentimental tone under it. I am a huge fan of indie films, mainly because that is where the creative minds are these days. There is a great movie in here somewhere for sure, but I feel like there was a bit of wasted potential and the movie has too broad of an ending for my liking. Overall, I really enjoyed it, but many things bugged me.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

Not bad. Not one to watch over and over, but good for a one off watch.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Wanted to really like this, but the longer I sat through it, the more I wondered why the audience is supposed to care about, and invest the time in, this couple's story. I didn't find it funny, or sweet. I found this script weak. Not a terrible movie, just nothing that I would recommend to anyone.

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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