Celeste and Jesse Forever Reviews

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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
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
November 29, 2012
It's an example of a clever actress taking control of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
November 29, 2012
Most romantic comedies begin with meeting cute and, by the end, after some ups and downs, wedding bells are probably in the offing. CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER rings the changes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
November 26, 2012
It seems a little unfair that Rashida Jones - the great talent who has long gone unappreciated and underrepresented on TV shows The Office and Parks and Recreation - didn't get a meaty big screen role until she wrote one for herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
November 24, 2012
Although some of the action is infantile and unbelievable, the charm of the characters and a charismatic performance by Jones in particular, allows much of this energy filled, zany love story to zip along
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
November 23, 2012
If anyone can make you sympathise with affluent LA yuppies, Rashida Jones can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
October 23, 2012
Devastatingly truthful and agonising moments of grief and coming to terms that you've made mistakes makes it an unpredictable and an organic above average debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 2, 2012
This potentially aggravating comedy remains sweet, smart and very enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
September 25, 2012
in a curious inversion of romantic norms, there will be obstacles aplenty in the way of this couple's blissful split
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
September 14, 2012
A rote rom-com in disguise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 13, 2012
Celeste and Jesse Forever is a messy film, but every single moment is graced with such profound emotional authenticity that those issues hardly matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 8, 2012
Far smarter and original than the phony, empty romantic comedies Hollywood usually churns out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
September 7, 2012
... a break-up song that describes the sputtering end of a marriage with rare clarity and compassion for the decent hearts involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 4, 2012
Worth a look, but it's nowhere near as clever and hip as it tries to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
August 31, 2012
At the center of it all is Jones' funny and charming performance as Celeste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 31, 2012
The handheld 'indie' camerawork, the crane shot outside a wedding tent that lifts into the night sky as kids with sparklers run by in slow motion -- such dress-up fails to elevate a script that would be better served by a less pretentious presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
August 31, 2012
The give and take here feels completely real, and each character is likable while also flawed and vulnerable.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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