• R, 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Lee Toland Krieger
  • In Theaters:    Aug 3, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Feb 5, 2013
  • Sony Pictures Classics

Celeste and Jesse Forever Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 26, 2013

Its bittersweet conclusion hits you square in the gut.

Full Review | Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 22, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Amanda Mae Meyncke
Film.com
Top Critic
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: A-

Daily Telegraph
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Austin Chronicle
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dave White
Movies.com
January 22, 2013

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Aaron Yap
Flicks.co.nz
January 7, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
December 9, 2012

[A] charming, lightweight comedy ...

Jim Schembri
3AW
December 7, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
December 7, 2012

With its refusal to follow the usual romantic-comedy formula, this snappy and observant movie is a nice surprise.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
December 6, 2012

There is quiet, seditious verve to the way expectations are derailed and then re-railed, just as in those areas of real life that still exist even outside the expanding Sundance empire of middlebrow observationalism.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 6, 2012

Engaging, sharply observed and refreshingly cliché-averse relationship comedy-drama with a strong script and superb central performances ...

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
December 5, 2012

A flawed but intriguing take on a well-worn genre.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
December 3, 2012

This is an enjoyable and breezy enough watch thanks to its appealing lead duo.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
December 3, 2012

There are some funny moments and some sharp lines but it's the chemistry between the two likeable leads that makes this so undeniably sweet.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
November 29, 2012

A sassy and charming romantic comedy where the loosely scripted laughs play authentically and sometimes painfully.

Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
November 29, 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever overcomes many potential limitations because its characters are so richly drawn.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
June 27, 2013

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013

Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013

Stephanie Zacharek
NPR.org
January 22, 2013


Toronto Star
Top Critic
January 22, 2013

Karina Longworth
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 22, 2013

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