Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)
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.
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Critic Reviews for Celeste and Jesse Forever
This potentially aggravating comedy remains sweet, smart and very enjoyable.
The give and take here feels completely real, and each character is likable while also flawed and vulnerable.
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.
A different kind of romantic comedy: one that starts at the end and tries to make sense of itself.
Tries to blend chick flick staples with bro humor but never quite gets the mix right.
Audience Reviews for Celeste and Jesse Forever
An enjoyable rom-com that finds itself smarter and more insightful than it really is, but still it benefits from a great chemistry between the adorable leads - and Jones proves that she is quite talented enough to carry a film on her shoulders.
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.
Not bad. Not one to watch over and over, but good for a one off watch.
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|Paul:||No one has ever given a more self-righteous monolog wearing a trash bag.|
|Paul:||No one has ever given a more self-righteous, monolog wearing a trash bag.|
|Celeste:||Riley Banks...I don't understand. She's like a vagina and a hairdo.|
|Celeste:||The more we consume crap, the more we want crap.|
|Skillz:||Skillz: "If you ever need like someone to be with you and hold you and caress you, I think I could be that guy."|
|Skillz:||If you ever need like someone to be with you and hold you and caress you, I think I could be that guy.|
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