Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

 celeste and jesse“Do you wanna be right or wanna be happy? Sometimes the end is just the beginning! “m- Tucker

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Nov 2015)

Brief Synopsis – Days away from finalizing their divorce, a couple who have been best friends for decades try to keep their close friendship while seeking love elsewhere.

My Take on it – I’m a big fan of Adam Sandberg’s work and was looking forward to seeing this movie.

Rashida Jones has also proven herself to be a very good comedian and their pairing actually makes this movie worth watching because of their excellent chemistry together.

Unfortunately, the plot of this movie leaves much to be desired.

This movie asked the question: What could happen if after two best friends marry and things don’t work out how can they still be friends after getting divorced and moving on with their lives?

Due to the storyline, I don’t think I can even classify this as a rom-com, but rather a comedy with romantic aspects to it.

The dialogue in this film is really fun to listen to because the characters really act like they have known each other for decades and have so much history together.

Despite this, this movie still feels too mediocre and is only barely likeable due to its very unique kind of storyline.

Bottom Line – Big fan of Sandberg and Jones, but despite their obvious chemistry together this movies plot leaves one feeling empty instead of exhilarated as movies of this genre usually do. Excellent dialogue doesn’t help make this a more likable film and it just remains mediocre despite its best efforts.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After seeing this film, Pixar executive and Toy Story director John Lasseter hired Will McCormack and Rashida Jones to write Toy Story 4. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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9 thoughts on “Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

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  2. I actually found this touching and quite modern in its approach to romance without becoming cynical. Jones shines as the frustratingly self unaware Celeste, while Samberg shakes off his goofball comedy past.


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