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Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do -- she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This potentially aggravating comedy remains sweet, smart and very enjoyable."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A different kind of romantic comedy: one that starts at the end and tries to make sense of itself."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Its bittersweet conclusion hits you square in the gut."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"[A] charming, lightweight comedy ..."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"With its refusal to follow the usual romantic-comedy formula, this snappy and observant movie is a nice surprise."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"The give and take here feels completely real, and each character is likable while also flawed and vulnerable."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Tries to blend chick flick staples with bro humor but never quite gets the mix right."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"Thematic murkiness aside, the film achieves a mostly successful mix of mainstream and indie sensibilities."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"The film bears a kinship with the underrated 2006 film The Break-Up; both are, for lack of a better term, post-romantic comedies by exploring the largely virgin territory of what happens long after the meet-cute, when life takes hold and love goes sour."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Aside from the premise of two people who can't seem to separate, the storyline is nearly non-existent. All in all, rather annoying."
‑ Alex Zane, Sun Online
"To its credit, "Celeste and Jesse Forever" wants to be more than a formulaic farce. It succeeds to the extent that the neighbors keep up with Jones."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"It's supposed to exemplify witty, edgy, indie comedy. But "Celeste and Jesse Forever" turns out to be a formula movie ..."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Rashida Jones' first lead feature role is a likeable enough effort to step out from the tube..."
‑ Aaron Yap, Flicks.co.nz
"The film shows its toothless nature when it refuses to properly eviscerate Emma Roberts's silly tweenie pop star. But there are worse crimes than being just a little bit too nice."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"Charming and not without its moments, but far too conventional to capture the complexity it strives for."
‑ Michael Leader, Little White Lies
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