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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What really lifts Celeste and Jesse Forever above the rom-com herd, besides breakout star performances from Jones and Samberg, is the movie's willingness to replace clichés with painful truths. It's irresistible. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    This film has a voice of its own. And at a time when the romantic comedy seems to be a lost art form, that's saying something. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Unlike most rom-coms, Celeste and Jesse Forever delves into the complicated heart of relationships, exposes some painful truths and allows melancholy to co-exist alongside breezy humor. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's hard to know whether this is a function of the sympathetic screenplay or of Krieger's sympathetic direction - or both - but Celeste and Jesse are endearing even when they do unsympathetic things. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Jones co-wrote the uneven script with Will McCormack, and one can't help wishing she'd aimed higher. Acknowledging cineplex clichés isn't enough if you still wind up embracing, rather than subverting, them. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Jones is great in the part, even if this movie doesn't quite prove she should be carrying films on her own, and the actress makes her character's clumsy heartache feel like more than a plot point. show more

  • 70
    NPR

    It's a highly imperfect movie - many of the gags are strained, a bit too pleased with their own finger-on-the-pulse zinginess - but it still represents a breakthrough of sorts, a way of looking at marriage that resists portraying a "failed" marriage as a failure. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    Celeste and Jesse Forever creates a handful of likable and very human characters, so much so that halfway through you want the film to stop putting them through the emotional wringer so that you can just spend time with them. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I'm not surprised that Rashida Jones took the lead in writing this screenplay; the way things are going now, if an actress doesn't write a good role for herself, no one else is going to write one. show more

  • September 15, 2012 mikesmutt
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    a good story with some funny situations, but ultimately the film drags down the promise

  • August 31, 2012 loreincip
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    BEING “RIGHT” ISN’T ALL IT’S CRACKED UP TO BE Celeste and Jesse brings to mind the habit I have of wanting to be right”. As a result, my life usually takes a turn for the worse. Being “right” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Attachment to this way of thinking leads to my trying to control and manipulate a person or situation. The opposite is “letting go” and creating the recipe called going with the flow, adding the ingredients of patience and loving kindness. When I use this recipe, I notice how well things turn out. Celeste and Jesses reminded me that everything and everyone in my life are my teachers. If I really listen to the lessons and consume this recipe consistently, I can create a positive transformation in myself and in my life.

  • August 31, 2012 annevilla
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    I was pretty disappointed and that\'s because I wanted to like this film. The couple in this Celeste and Jesse are odd, a bit sophomoric and hard to identify with. There are far better choices out there.

  • August 20, 2012 STEVE & DARA
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    I ******* had a wide release. I won\'t be able to see it because it is playing too far away from where I live. It looks like it will be a great movie from the previews

  • August 05, 2012 rkr1962
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    RASHIDA AND ADAM MAKE AN AWSOME COUPLE!!!!!!

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