Opening

—— Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
40% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
—— Bears Apr 18
63% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
49% Rio 2 $39.3M
71% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
15% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

40% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
83% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

Premieres Tonight

—— Awkward: Season 4
100% Fargo: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
—— NCIS: Season 11
—— NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 5
93% New Girl: Season 3
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Person Of Interest: Season 3
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— 2 Broke Girls: Season 3
100% Archer: Season 5
86% Bates Motel: Season 2
83% Bones: Season 9
67% Dallas: Season 3
47% The Following: Season 2
10% Friends With Better Lives: Season 1
—— Loredana, Esq: Season 1
—— Metal Hurlant Chronicles: Season 1
—— Mike & Molly: Season 4
67% Mom: Season 1
59% Star-Crossed: Season 1
45% The Tomorrow People: Season 1
—— Warehouse 13: Season 5

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

tomatometer

70

Average Rating: 6.3/10
Reviews Counted: 130
Fresh: 91 | Rotten: 39

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.

71

Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 38
Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 11

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.

audience

61

liked it
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 22,555

My Rating

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

R,

Drama, Comedy

Rashida Jones

Feb 5, 2013

$3.1M

Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (91) | Rotten (39) | DVD (3)

This potentially aggravating comedy remains sweet, smart and very enjoyable.

October 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The give and take here feels completely real, and each character is likable while also flawed and vulnerable.

August 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Detroit News
Detroit News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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.

August 30, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A different kind of romantic comedy: one that starts at the end and tries to make sense of itself.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Tries to blend chick flick staples with bro humor but never quite gets the mix right.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Miami Herald
Miami Herald
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's supposed to exemplify witty, edgy, indie comedy. But "Celeste and Jesse Forever" turns out to be a formula movie ...

August 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Its bittersweet conclusion hits you square in the gut.

May 26, 2013 Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger
The Patriot Ledger

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

January 22, 2013 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

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

January 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz
Flicks.co.nz

[A] charming, lightweight comedy ...

December 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
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.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: 3AW

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.

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Irish Times
Irish Times

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

December 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com
Contactmusic.com

Aside from the premise of two people who can't seem to separate, the storyline is nearly non-existent. All in all, rather annoying.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Charming and not without its moments, but far too conventional to capture the complexity it strives for.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

There are some nice moments, but it's unbearably self-conscious and nowhere does it resemble real life.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

The leads are engaging enough but it's too inconsequential to make you care.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

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.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Financial Times
Financial Times

That title doesn't lie: the romantic comedy Celeste & Jesse Forever really does feel like Celeste and Jesse, forever.

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

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

December 6, 2012 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

All the wry banter and gentle soul-searching in the world can't save the audience from drifting into apathy.

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

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

December 5, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

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

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

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.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Daily Star
Daily Star

It's not a bad set-up, but the film lets everyone talk a lot without ever having much to say.

December 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Scotsman
Scotsman

A low-fi indie that swiftly slums into terminal feyness.

December 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Celeste and Jesse Forever

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.
November 19, 2013
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

review soon...
May 18, 2013
LWOODS04
♥˩ƳИИ ƜѲѲƉƧ♥

Super Reviewer

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 feature movie on her shoulders.
April 1, 2013
blacksheepboy

Super Reviewer

Funny here and there, compelling story arc, but never quite settles into a groove. Rashida Jones was spectacular, though, so may be worth the watch.
March 12, 2013
jarobb3

Super Reviewer

    1. Paul: No one has ever given a more self-righteous, monolog wearing a trash bag.
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
    1. Celeste: Riley Banks...I don't understand. She's like a vagina and a hairdo.
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
    1. Celeste: The more we consume crap, the more we want crap.
    – Submitted by Frances H (7 months ago)
    1. Skillz: If you ever need like someone to be with you and hold you and caress you, I think I could be that guy.
    2. Celeste: No.
    3. Skillz: Good, good.
    – Submitted by Kara L (19 months ago)
View all quotes (4)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Celeste and Jesse Forever on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Movies for Tax Day
Movies for Tax Day

Your tax dollars at work, in movies.

24 Frames
24 Frames

Picture gallery of movie bears

Summer Movies
Summer Movies

10 most anticipated blockbusters

<em>Mad Men</em>
Mad Men

Read reviews for Season 7 premiere

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Discuss last night's episode

Latest News on Celeste and Jesse Forever

August 3, 2012:
Critics Consensus: Total Recall Isn't An Affair To Remember
This week at the movies, we've got artificial memories (Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and...
August 1, 2012:
Rashida Jones Talks Celeste and Jesse Forever
She discusses the process behind the scenes of this weekend's indie post-romantic comedy.

Foreign Titles

  • Celeste & Jesse Beziehungsstatus: Es ist kompliziert! (DE)
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile