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