Celeste and Jesse Forever Reviews

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January 22, 2013
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January 22, 2013
December 6, 2012
Charming and not without its moments, but far too conventional to capture the complexity it strives for.
December 6, 2012
There are some nice moments, but it's unbearably self-conscious and nowhere does it resemble real life.
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.
October 2, 2012
This potentially aggravating comedy remains sweet, smart and very enjoyable.
August 31, 2012
The give and take here feels completely real, and each character is likable while also flawed and vulnerable.
August 30, 2012
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 23, 2012
A different kind of romantic comedy: one that starts at the end and tries to make sense of itself.
August 23, 2012
Tries to blend chick flick staples with bro humor but never quite gets the mix right.
August 17, 2012
It's supposed to exemplify witty, edgy, indie comedy. But "Celeste and Jesse Forever" turns out to be a formula movie ...
August 16, 2012
How delightfully funny Jones is.
August 16, 2012
The movie feels lived in by its characters and its makers, which is more than you can say for most romantic comedies, indie or otherwise.
August 16, 2012
Yes, the characters are impossibly beautiful and hip, but beyond that, they seem real.
August 15, 2012
The tone established by director Lee Toland Krieger is flippant when it needs to be, ironic when it needs to be, playful when it needs to be, and serious when it needs to be.
August 10, 2012
This is a "personal" movie in a typically impersonal genre. And it gets at the way women, newly arrived on the dating scene and all their defenses down, can be stupefied by men.
August 10, 2012
Yet one more of a series of summer films in which attractive, ambitious young women are punished for not accepting the man-children in their lives despite their torn-teddy-bear flaws.
August 9, 2012
Both old-fashioned and modern, both funny and melancholic, the witty, heartfelt "Celeste and Jesse Forever" is populated by moments that at first appear all too familiar, then turn out to surprise you.
August 9, 2012
This romantic comedy is ambitious and thoughtful, asking us to consider what makes a really good marriage, yet it's based on a sort of narrative sleight of hand.
August 9, 2012
Underneath it is an honest concern about how to learn to treat people well and kindly after the end. Or to get to an ending, or a new beginning, in the first place.
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