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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…
i honestly watched it for the actors and i'm sooo glad i did it was so cute
such an underrated gem. worth watching again </3 :(
"now i know why you fucking cry all the time, this shit's emotional"
probably the least memorable movie i've ever watched (considering i watched it when it came out and only remembered i did now)
A bittersweet and enjoyable love story with a unique setup, Celeste & Jesse Forever showcases the great chemistry and ease between Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg. Marrying young to divorcing to living together while divorcing to finding their own paths apart, Celeste & Jesse will always be in each others' lives but they won't necessarily be living their lives together.
i love this movie so much i mean i wish it didn't focus so much on celeste being such a disaster and jesse as this calm and collected dude like i just found it lazy and predictable tbh but it's a beautiful lil film and i wish andy was my bf he's so cute
This was cute for a movie about the str8s
Also i love rashida jones
Because I fucking hate myself!!!!!!
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