Friday, September 7, 2012

Movie Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever stars Adam Samberg and Rashida Jones in a cute ninety- minute love/divorce film. We first meet the couple at dinner with good friends. It all looks seemly until the friends declare, "This is too weird. You're divorcing and act like nothing's happening." Indeed, Celeste and Jesse share food, inside jokes, and a ride. They are separated (he lives behind her place in a studio), but in no rush to divorce since they are best friends.

Slowly we see him change when he's hit with some responsibility based on a teensy fling over a month ago. We see Celeste's hurt and then rebound reaction, which is not pretty. Celeste and Jesse have to face reality and move on, but both drag their feet. Samberg and Jones are credible. The film is light and fluffy with some great lines, yet it does dig deeper into feelings and relationships. Celeste and Jesse Forever is entertainment with "trending" issues for this day and age.


  1. I've not heard of this film but it sounds like an interesting take on a familiar topic.

  2. I can't imagine being best friends and still wanting a divorce. What a strange situation!