Sunday, December 2, 2012

I Love California!

Movie Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever

Director: Lee Toland Krieger

Reviewed: 22 August 2012

jamesintexas rating--***

Who are these people?  They are married but divorcing but still friends and still live together, and Celeste and Jesse played by Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg are figuring out who they are.  In a small, nicely-shot film that oozes California sunshine, the couple deals with their changing relationship as they both struggle to form identities both together and apart.  There are supporting characters that lend laughter and insight, and both Jones and Samberg are up to the task as leads.  The plot is surprising and doesn't end up exactly where I thought it might.  There's an Emma Roberts as a Ke$ha/Britney Spears-type singer that works okay.  Elijah Wood is a delight as Celeste's boss.  Will McCormack tries to steal the movie as Skillz.  It work fine.  I enjoyed it, and I think this is a fine little movie.

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