Celeste and Jesse Forever Reviews

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 30, 2012
(Rashida) Jones and (Andy) Samberg give personable performances. Jones has more screen time in which to display her acting range. And she is not afraid to show her character's flaws; at times you don't like her attitude or behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
August 30, 2012
Ultimately, the characters ring true ... and true to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 30, 2012
To its credit, "Celeste and Jesse Forever" wants to be more than a formulaic farce. It succeeds to the extent that the neighbors keep up with Jones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 30, 2012
The movie is sometimes quite funny and sometimes quite affecting, but almost never at the same time, and those pieces don't fit together as well as they should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 24, 2012
Building a relationship around the shared love of a masturbatory joke involving a bottle of Blistex is undoubtedly as sturdy a foundation as any twosome has ever known.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
August 24, 2012
Celeste & Jesse Forever is far funnier than you'd expect a film about a tortuous split to be -- and more deft and melancholy than any other comedy I can recall that co-stars a six-foot bong and a tub of Cheese Balls.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
August 24, 2012
Skates by on being simply R-rated "adorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 23, 2012
A different kind of romantic comedy: one that starts at the end and tries to make sense of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
August 23, 2012
Well-intentioned but underdeveloped and self-satisfied, it feels at times like the ultimate movie for the millennial generation, or at least its stereotype.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 23, 2012
It speaks with the sobriety of a reformed romantic who warns that drinking to someone only with one's heart can lead to a regret-filled hangover the next day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
August 23, 2012
Tries to blend chick flick staples with bro humor but never quite gets the mix right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 17, 2012
Tiresome and shallow, it's only 90 minutes in length but it somehow seems like forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 17, 2012
A kinder, gentler divorce comedy...Jones' commitment to portraying Celeste at least as much for her flaws as her strengths winds up making the character more likeable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 17, 2012
The best movie couple of the summer is getting a divorce.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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John Anderson
Newsday
August 17, 2012
It's supposed to exemplify witty, edgy, indie comedy. But "Celeste and Jesse Forever" turns out to be a formula movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
August 16, 2012
Too exaggerated and fussy to register as meaningful, while laboring through two shallow performances by Jones and Samberg, who come across as more of a dysfunctional improvisation duo than a plausibly aching couple.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 16, 2012
Jones and co-star Andy Samberg are an agreeable pair, but nothing about Celeste or Jesse would make you want to spend an evening with them, much less eternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 16, 2012
The compulsive self-blame that follows a breakup feel drawn from life, and lend the movie gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 2012
How delightfully funny Jones is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 16, 2012
The movie feels lived in by its characters and its makers, which is more than you can say for most romantic comedies, indie or otherwise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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