Celeste and Jesse Forever Reviews

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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
Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys
October 16, 2012
Celeste and Jesse Forever is not an affront to cinema or anything of the sort but it is mediocre from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix
August 16, 2012
With such erratic construction, the scant 91-minute runtime feels like it goes on forever.
Guy Lodge
Empire Magazine
December 2, 2012
A low-fi indie that swiftly slums into terminal feyness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
August 11, 2012
The problem with Celeste and Jesse Forever is that it inserts these two believable characters-and their credible conflict-into a rather lazy and conventional romantic comedy.
Michael Leader
Little White Lies
December 6, 2012
Charming and not without its moments, but far too conventional to capture the complexity it strives for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
December 2, 2012
It's not a bad set-up, but the film lets everyone talk a lot without ever having much to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 2, 2012
It's a shame that Celeste & Jesse plummets into conventionality in its second half, because it starts out so promisingly.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 2, 2012
The more these two likable people rattled on, the more I found myself thinking about the elusive distinction between characters talking genuinely smart talk and simply chattering for the camera.
Alex Zane
Sun Online
December 6, 2012
Aside from the premise of two people who can't seem to separate, the storyline is nearly non-existent. All in all, rather annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
December 6, 2012
The leads are engaging enough but it's too inconsequential to make you care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
September 14, 2012
A rote rom-com in disguise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
December 6, 2012
That title doesn't lie: the romantic comedy Celeste & Jesse Forever really does feel like Celeste and Jesse, forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
July 31, 2012
A notably lo-fi entry into the recent trend of romantic comedies that think acknowledging the genre's clichés is as good as subverting them.
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
November 29, 2012
Finally, there's something a little sketchy about the movie, a little unfinished and scattergun. The figure of Jesse recedes in importance, and it's Celeste whose delusions we focus on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
August 14, 2012
Hits a dull patch and becomes an expected tale of regret.
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+
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
December 5, 2012
All the wry banter and gentle soul-searching in the world can't save the audience from drifting into apathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013
Karina Longworth
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 22, 2013
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
June 27, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 22, 2013
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Toronto Star
January 22, 2013
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