Celeste and Jesse Forever-2012
Director-Lee Toland Krieger
Starring-Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg
Scott’s Review #421
Reviewed June 19, 2016
Celeste and Jesse Forever was a major dud for me. I am not a fan of romantic comedies, but since the film received a nomination for an Independent Spirit award for Best First Screenplay, I decided to watch it. Why this film was nominated for that award I cannot understand. Perhaps someone knows someone who knows someone?
There is nothing impressive about the writing whatsoever. It’s a tried and true romantic comedy formula: couple together, couple splits, couple reunites, throw in some misunderstandings for good measure and that is pretty much the film. The central characters and supporting characters are either dull, annoying, or both.
To be fair, there is nothing loathsome about the movie, but rather, it’s your standard by the numbers romantic comedy that warrants no award nominations. Bland.