Celeste and Jesse Forever

91 mins
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Melancholy rom-com about a married couple (Andy Samberg and co-writer Rashida Jones) who split and remain best friends. But their seemingly... More

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Celeste and Jesse Forever | Ratings & Reviews

"Like her Parks and Recreation co-star Aubrey Plaza in Safety Not Guaranteed, Rashida Jones’ first lead feature role is a likeable enough effort to step out from the tube, but also one that doesn’t deviate too much from her small screen persona."


"Earns points for bucking formula, but its fusion of snark and sincerity has a calculated slickness that rings increasingly hollow."


"This honest, if not funny, comedy is all about Celeste. If anyone can make you sympathise with affluent LA yuppies, Rashida Jones can."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Jones writes herself a couple of powerful scenes and plays them well, but she and director Lee Toland Krieger don't find many memorable uses for Samberg as her blandly schlubby hubby."

Time OutTime Out

"Decidedly conventional in most respects, it's pretty swell as an exploration of a relationship between a man and a woman that's no longer predicated by mutual desire."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Some nice moments, but it's unbearably self-conscious and nowhere does it resemble real life."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"What really lifts Celeste and Jesse Forever above the rom-com herd, besides breakout star performances from Jones and Samberg, is the movie's willingness to replace clichés with painful truths. It's irresistible."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"I'm not surprised that Rashida Jones took the lead in writing this screenplay; the way things are going now, if an actress doesn't write a good role for herself, no one else is going to write one."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"Delivers an affectionate and intelligent look at how even the closest couples can find that breaking up is so very hard to do."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Charming and not without its moments, but far too conventional to capture the complexity it strives for."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"A low-fi indie that swiftly slums into terminal feyness."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Celeste and Jesse Forever | Details

R16, contains drug use, sex scenes & offensive language
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country of origin

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