Celeste And Jesse Forever
In Movie Theaters August 3, 2012
The About face: Andy Samberg in the lead of a romantic love story? Lord almighty. Oy vey!
The Wild side: Celeste and Jesse Forever is about two people who met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, they decide to get divorced and attempt to stay best friends while pursuing other relationships. This plan is not as simple as they had imagined. Celeste -- imperious, successful and driven -- is convinced that divorcing the boyish Jesse is the right thing to do. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he still is in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship. 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. The film is a humorous and honest examination of a broken heart and the long, hard road it takes to heal it.
The Movie facts: While we're ragging on Andy Samberg, who actually thought that Rashida Jones, a non-entity in Hollywood, could attract one person to the box office with her name - in this movie?
STARRING: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood
DIRECTED BY: Lee Toland Krieger
STUDIO: Sony Classics
RATING: R (For language, sexual content, drug use)