Had the potential to be the perfect film. A proper story for once, not a film about twisted people, despair and violence (inner and outer), but a story about someone trying to live their life as best they can and learning something out of it. However, there were some let downs, which were all the more dissapointing because of the potential it posessed. It ran on a bit too long, there were a number of possible points of resolution, leaving us hanging. Instead the movie brought us forward a bit mo
I liked seeing a different side of Andy Samberg in this, and Rashida Jones is great. I love the theme of the movie, that the love of your life isn't necessarily the one you're meant to be with. Very refreshing.
A solid romantic comedy that takes an unusual tack, following the amicable disintegration/aftermath of a long term relationship. Surprisingly for a film of this genre the cinematography is a real standout. Soundtrack is quite good as well. I'm not sure I completely buy the film's tone, the 'in jokes' or Andy Samberg in a fairly serious role. A variety of decent bit parts, including Elijah Wood.
A pretty good film about relationships and maturing through life's transitional points, with some comedy thrown in. The stakes never feel real, though, and it doesn't strike that special chord with me. The acting is fine, but it's more on the comedic side and doesn't match the more melancholy tone of the script. A fun enough movie.
This one has it's aw-inducing moments, like we were all waiting for. Unfortunately, there's a lot of empty space in this movie, and despite some great performances, the whole package just didn't get it done.
The movie tries to walk a fine line between trying to not end up being a romantic comedy. The movie tries to be mature about it as the characters mature in their relationship. The characters played by Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are good and they have good on screen chemistry. The rest of the characters feel weak. It is over all a decent movie.
A sweet, funny and touching romantic comedy at heart. Rashida Jones and Adam Samberg have good chemistry and the supporting cast is great. The soundtrack is also worth a mention and while it might not be ground breaking, it certainly is worth watching.
A.Samberg is an annoyingly awful wooden wreckage in a role that screams for someone like Chris Pratt, and that and some of the lesser parts in the script are dragging this down.
Thankfully this is mainly about Rashida.J's character, and here she gets to be more than perfectly pretty - and convincingly delivers;
add in a likable support and a dark-light mix of some quality (not nearly up there with Rashida.J though...), and this is charmingly flawed.
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Although I am glad to see Rashida Jones is a decent screenwriter, Celeste and Jesse Forever is much, much too long and tries to accomplish more than it can possibly imagine. That is not to say it is a poor film; it simply lacks the coherent flow that is essential for a "great" movie. Simplicity can do wonders in film making, while over-ambition can cause a film to crumble under its own weight. On a positive note, Will McCormack delivers the funniest line about a Baby Bjorn ever.
Do you find sarcasm and pretentiousness especially hilarious? I don't. That's what made 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' so hard to sit through. Everything in this flick comes off as if it's above you & everything you know. Celeste and Jesse are both terrible people who belong with no one ever. The film tries to make the point that the characters are wrong-headed by believing themselves to be smarter than everyone else, but by the time this happens, you're already over-saturated with hipster-vitriol.
Under the hipster veneer, this is actually a pretty good relationship comedy which for once is about accepting your lot and moving on, even if it means giving up that Hollywood "true love" dream. Bittersweet but somehow real.
The main characters are likable, and the screenplay features a strong female lead that is often self-actualized and seemingly real (with a stumble when they play for heavier laughs in Act 2). But that's about all that is positive - the side characters are terrible and there is a mild identity crisis when it doesn't know if it should be heavy on the relationship dramedy or a straight-up comedy with big, situational laughs. The former works - the latter doesn't.
A cute film with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg. The two did a fine job but this movie didn't blow me away. It just remained at a lukewarm pace throughout. I laughed out loud a few times but I just felt like the movie had no meat to it and left me wanting more. I just felt unsatisfied. I liked that Eric Christian Olsen, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts and Ari Graynor were in this, but even their cameos didn't help the movie. It was just delightful fluff. I didn't hate it and I didn't love it.
The film does its best to subvert the romantic-comedy genre. In some respects, it succeeds, as it treads ground I haven%u2019t seen in those films, and I%u2019ve seen a lot of romantic-comedies. The screen chemistry between Jones and Samberg is exceptional, and each holds his or her end of the movie up very well. Conversations seem natural, and silences feel comfortable. Supporting characters are mostly pretty good, but the realness of the main characters makes everyone else feel like a movie c
I mean, I knew Rashida Jones had it in her but...didn't expect this. Amazing performance. :o
Glad to see Andy Samberg act natural for once as well. :P
And kudos to the writers (and actors, first of all Rashida Jones) for pulling of a story like that.