Friday, 3 August 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) Movie Cast and Crew Story Review Watch Online Free

About The Movie: Celeste and Jesse Forever is a film directed by Lee Toland Krieger. It stars Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, and was written by Jones and Will McCormack, who also has a role in the film. It was released on August 3, 2012 in New York and Los Angeles.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 in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.....In his review for Entertainment Weekly, Owen Gleiberman concluded that "it's been a while since a romantic comedy mustered this much charm by looking this much like life.

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. The Buzz: With an intriguing premise (best friends going through a divorce) and appealing leads Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg, Celeste and Jesse Forever looked like it could be a solid mainstream indie. The movie doesn't really live up to its potential, though: it's essentially (500) Days of Summer if you reversed the gender roles and stripped it of its unique direction and spot-on relationship insight, and it's unlikely to find much of an audience during its theatrical run.

Movie Review:
by bmooser-(United States)
I saw this film at LA Film fest and loved it! Easily the best indie love story since 500 days of summer. Rashida Jones is heartwarming and really funny in the movie. Highly recommended! Plus its got a great score, in a summer full of remakes and superhero movies Celeste and Jesse stands out above the rest as a refreshingly original flick. Its really great to see Andy Samburg stretching his wings and bringing some serious tones in addition to his humor. No other young comic actor delivers funny lines like Samburg. Go see it and be ready to laugh and cry and smile. Looking forward to watching what happens next from the pen of Jones and McCormack.

Main Cast and Crew
Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts
Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Writers: Rashida Jones (screenplay),
Will McCormack (screenplay)
Genre: Comedy | Drama
Running time: 91 min
Production Co: Team Todd, Envision Media Arts,
PalmStar Entertainment
Country: USA
Language: English
Filming Locations: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

The Upside: Rashida Jones turns in a beautiful, multi-faceted performance that (if anything in Hollywood is fair) should push her into a higher level of roles and films; lovingly penned by Jones and Rashida; inventively but not obtrusively directed by Krieger; hits the three h’s (and handily) – heart, humor, and honesty.
The Downside: A muddled middle portion frequently reads as confusing; a tighter focus on Celeste’s story pulls us away from Jesse and his own trials; the film has trouble straddling tones in its first half.
On the Side: Jones and McCormack are real-life best friends, a bond that is reflected in their singularly envisioned screenplay.
On the Side, Part Two: Sony Pictures Classics will release Celeste and Jesse Forever in limited release on August 3.

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