• Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Release Date: August 3rd, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2013

R |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Longtime sweethearts Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) married young, but are now drifting apart. Celeste is an ambitious business owner, while Jesse has a more laid-back attitude toward life and work. Celeste wants a divorce and believes that she and Jesse can remain friends. Jesse passively goes along with her plans, even though he is still in love with her. However, as the reality of their separation sinks in, Celeste begins to have second thoughts.

Cast: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Eric Christian Olsen, Will McCormack, Rebecca Dayan, Rich Sommer

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Team Todd, Envision Media Arts

Keywords: Wife , Office , Love , Husband , 2010s , Friendship , Love interest , Touching , Los Angeles , Friend , Amusing , Transformation , Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe 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

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

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