Rhyming funnyman Andy Samberg demonstrates his versatility, while up-and-coming comedienne Rashida Jones unleashes another sweet, likeable performance that’ll scoot her further up the chain towards the snagging the ‘America’s Sweetheart’ chain, in the ‘When Harry Met Sally’-esque two-hander ”Celeste & Jesse Forever”
More sweet than – the chosen headline acts are likely to mislead – silly, Lee Toland Krieger’s expose into the evolving relationship relies and succeeds on the strength of the duo’s chemistry – of which there’s enough to fill a dozen flaming beakers.
The film immediately sucks one into the world of Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Samberg), a couple who, despite getting along fantastically, have decided to get a divorce.
Most of the titular twosome’s friends and family are as confused as the audience are when the bombshell is dropped that Celeste and Jesse are parting ways, but the answer to the ‘Why, when these two get along so great, are they splitting up?’ question is ultimately answered – even if it’s with a retort that’ll leave a few raw.
The screenplay, by Jones and Will McCormack, is about the natural evolution of relationships and how what might look amazing on the outside, is gaping with holes on the inside. It’s topics will tickle as much as touch those who’ve experienced that same bump-in-the-road with another half.
The film isn’t without its flaws – for starters, it seems a little lost a times, as if struggling to settle on a tone or end goal – but on the whole it’s effective, and namely because it doesn’t go the saccharine Katherine Heigl route, and rush to get the twosome together by final frame (far from it), instead, it’s more interested in painting a more realistic portrayal of the contemporary unit where something’s, well, missing.
Blu-ray details/extras : In addition to a ‘Hobbit’ (sorry, did I mention Elijah Wood is a part of the support cast!?), “Celeste & Jesse Forever” comes complete with commentaries, deleted scenes, and speaking mouths conversing about the picture they’ve just shot.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.