Celesete and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever
★★★½

A comedy that is intelligent and often serious in its approach to love, with a likeable cast that falls short when delivering some of the jokes, often feeling strange and out of place, the film never quite achieves the right balance between its serious notes and the idiosyncratic humour. Unfortunately, the writing undermines what was so nearly a good film, the battle to achieve genuinely funny moments on the backdrop of how things might turn out in real life sees ‘Celeste and Jesse Forever’ fall short of its initial target. But, the writers do well in resolving the inevitable rom-com complications in a superior way to most, with the cast providing some great moments throughout, it’s just disappointing the humour wasn’t more natural and life like.

Image from: Celeste & Jesse Forever, (2012), [ONLINE]. Available here

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6 thoughts on “Celesete and Jesse Forever

  1. Great review. This film really took me by surprise by how emotionally realistic it felt. Jones and Samberg are both amazing in these roles and I hope that it makes Jones the big star she should have been awhile back. Quality rom-com that should be seen by all people struggling a bit with love.

    1. I agree, it did feel realistic in its approach minus the occassionally bad placed humour. As you say, Jones deserves more recognition for her work and hopefully we’ll see her in some more solid films. Thanks for your comment.

  2. I love Rashida and that draws me to the project (among other supporting roles) but the plot reminds me painfully of the other indie Breaking Upwards. I felt it tackled this exact premise painfully perfectly, so I’ll have to be really wowed to think this the better film. That said, I can guarantee I’ll be seein git.

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