Celeste and Jesse Forever Synopsis
A divorcing couple try to maintain their friendship while pursuing other relationships.
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San Francisco Chronicle

This film has a voice of its own. And at a time when the romantic comedy seems to be a lost art form, that's saying something.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
I will say that it's been a while since a romantic comedy mustered this much charm by looking this much like life.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's hard to know whether this is a function of the sympathetic screenplay or of Krieger's sympathetic direction - or both - but Celeste...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What really lifts Celeste and Jesse Forever above the rom-com herd, besides breakout star performances from Jones and Samberg, is the...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Unlike most rom-coms, Celeste and Jesse Forever delves into the complicated heart of relationships, exposes some painful truths and allows...
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70

NPR

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It's a highly imperfect movie - many of the gags are strained, a bit too pleased with their own finger-on-the-pulse zinginess - but it...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Jones is great in the part, even if this movie doesn't quite prove she should be carrying films on her own, and the actress makes her...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie is sardonic, hip, heartfelt, surprisingly white, and for all its ensemble pleasures, it's squarely about a furiously prim young...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The more these two likable people rattled on, the more I found myself thinking about the elusive distinction between characters talking...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Jones co-wrote the uneven script with Will McCormack, and one can't help wishing she'd aimed higher. Acknowledging cineplex clichés isn't...
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Can't we all just get along?

By pedsarq
A married couple decide to get a divorce and suddenly stop fighting and start hanging out with each other like best friends. They have known each other forever and the thought of losing each other...

Sooooo Slow

By suemarie
An achingly slow movie about a couple that are not very likeable. They spend months together, apart, together, etc. Not funny, not interesting, and not witty. I always liked Andy S. but he is just...

A Movie for Overgrown Children

By tombyrom
This is, in a word, awful. The plot was ridiculous, featuring two people who were supposedly hopelessly in love, acting like giddy 13 year olds (e.g. mutual masterbation of a tube of ointment - a...

Celeste and Jesse Forever

By galenmcooper
Excellent....great, well written script and extremely well acted......moving, Andy showed a serious side that was believable and Rashid was her wonderful self!!!!! Great messages throughout......a...

Ain't no Rom Com

By zachlinder
Don't go into this movie expecting your typical romantic comedy. It is one of the saddest films I've seen in years, and I never saw the mid-point twist coming. The characters are funny, but the movie...

girlfriend

By godstevies
Rashida Jones is such a doll. Andy Samberg is the coolest. Together they are sweet....

Celeste and Jesse Forever

By lgriese
Rashida Jones is my new favorite actress after this movie. She and Andy Samberg did a great job with their characters - good chemistry between them, and both very likable. I wasn't crazy about the...

Breaks the mold

By emclaugh
This movie breaks the mold of the typical ROM-COM. Very well written and a definite must see if you're looking for a funny and entertaining movie to see with you significant other or friends....

A REALISTIC LOOK AT LOVE, MARRIAGE, MATURITY, OR LACK THEREOF IN TODAY'S CONTEMPORARY MILIEU.

By Peneflix
This is a classic scenario of "having your cake and eating it too"; "Celeste" and "Jesse" have loved, been in love, their entire lives; they interpret each others thoughts, mimic foreign accents with...

Be Sure to Watch this Movie with a Box of Kleenex in your Lap

By stuartkacy
It's been a while since I've been so moved by a love story. A surprisingly good movie. I'm glad to have watched it....

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Rated R | For Drug Use, Sexual Content and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Talky hipster romcom explores the "perfect" divorce.
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