love is a SCAM and does NOT EXIST
Celeste & Jesse Forever
A Loved Story
Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding novelist; he, a free spirit who keeps things from getting boring. Their only problem is that they have decided to get divorced. Can their perfect relationship withstand this minor setback?
When Harry Met Sally is one of my all time favorite movies, so I feel like the romantic comedy genre has the potential to produce some truly original and stunning pictures. I wholeheartedly believe Celeste and Jesse Forever continues in that tradition: to present real and flawed characters, make you like them, and force them to live life the way normal people live it. I don't know how this movie manages to feel so realistic when the scenario is basically unheard of. Have you ever heard of a completely drama-free and friendly, loving divorce? I haven't. It just doesn't make any logical sense, but this film makes you believe that it's possible. It totally breaks the mold of generic, formulaic…
rashida jones. that's my whole review i hope you enjoyed it
rashida jones hitting a 3 foot tall bong > kubrick's entire filmography
Review In A Nutshell:
It always becomes more difficult when established friendships are involved, once it is taken to a deeper level, the risks become greater but the rewards are also more glorious. I think most of us would want to be romantically linked with our best friends as much of the games and rituals that has to be endured at the start of a unfamiliar relationship could be skipped, we can present ourselves in our skin with confidence and comfort; there is anticipation and preparedness in the compromises and arguments, bypassing all of the unnecessary roads that becomes accidentally travelled. As I have said, the risks are also greater which leads to deeper pain and grief, which many of…
It is nice to see the romance genre come alive with decent stories and characters without following the 1-2-3s of the 'Romantic Comedy'. I suppose that is thanks to the independent spirit that is bringing to the screen stories about love and falling in love in a more realistic way or with more interesting story lines (Safety Not Guaranteed).
Celeste and Jesse Forever fasts-forward to a couple that is already in love, saving us from the usual 'boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-runs-to-the-airport-to-get-girl' moves. Refreshing. But it replaces it with something that is becoming all too common in the new generation of romantic films: the "talky" characters who are a little too idiosyncratic, a little too hip. One can almost predict that an…
It's harder to be friends than lovers
And you shouldn't try to mix the two
'Cause if you do it and you're still unhappy
Then you know that the problem is you.
Liz Phair, "The Divorce Song"
Romantic comedies have always existed on a plane several degrees of separation removed from reality, so I have a natural tendency to cherish those few that reach a certain level of emotional honesty. As such, Celeste & Jesse Forever is a special film that dissects, in hilarious and often gut-wrenching detail, the awkwardness of ending a relationship by saying "let's just be friends" and actually meaning it. That it combines such a refreshing premise with two leads of such natural chemistry - who are…
Task: 24. A Film featuring any regular cast member of the TV show Parks & Recreation
Picked as this stars Rashida Jones who also co-wrote it. It's more serious than your average romcom which focuses on Jones following the separation with her long-term husband played by Andy Samberg. There are still a few good laughs in it but the film wasn't really for me. Samberg plays a typical slacker character who does have character development which is unfortunately largely offscreen as it's from Jones' perspective. I liked how it subverted the normal way romcoms go but didn't think the events that led to the ending were particularly funny or emotional than they intended to be.
Quando um relacionamento amoroso entre um casal acaba, é possível existir amizade entre eles? Esse é o principal ponto que o filme trata. Uma espécie de comédia romântica indie, mas que o casal já começa separado. Um filme interessante, que toca em alguns pontos muito bons, mas não consegue desenvolver todo o potencial da história.
chris pine's cameo
It was an interesting look at modern day relationships, but it was also really depressing.
LUCIFER MADE THIS MOVIE
IT'S STUPID IT FUCKS U UP
4.5/5 STARS WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
SO REAL IT HURTS
I'M STILL SCREAMING OVER THIS
This is one of my favorite films so I'm not sure how often I should log this, but I am of the mind that one should not watch films over and over again as impressions from films should naturally build and not be engaged with over and over again to 'find something deeper'.
Anyway, I still love this movie. The screenplay is written so well. And it has a Shakespearean quality where all the characters that pop up seem to have their own lives and stories.
I am so glad Toy Story 4 is coming out of this.
The problem with this movie is that Rashida Jones is acting in it instead of hanging out with me in my bed.
Deuxième visionnement et j'ai encore plus apprécié cette seconde fois. Ça ne fait pas dans le léger malgré un ton humoristique appréciable, mais la subtilité avec laquelle les sujets sont amenés a quelque chose d'admirable.
On a sans doute tous connu ce type de relation, se retrouvant de l'un ou l'autre côté de la médaille, ce qui rend l'expérience encore plus riche et triste mais avec un exutoire bien traité. Tous les interprètes sont magnifiques et le ton est parfait avec une mise en scène qui n'alourdit jamais un moment subtil. À voir.
Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…