Celeste and Jesse Forever

Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste and Jesse are best friends, and have been for decades. They adore each other, and want to spend every waking moment in each other’s company. Their time is full of inside jokes and laughter. They took the advice to marry your best friend, which it turns out, isn’t always the best idea. So now, they’re getting a divorce. But they’re clinging mightily to their friendship, unwilling to spend time apart or admit to anyone that they shouldn’t be together every minute of every day.

Of course, they need to figure some things out. They need to figure out how to be friends and not be married anymore. Or actually, how to be great friends and how to be divorced from each other. How to grow up and move on. Not an easy prospect.

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg were both great in this movie. Both pitch perfect, charming, and believable as both lovers and great friends. But there were moments in the movie that seemed a bit slow to me. I liked it quite a bit, but I didn’t love it. I’d give it a straight B, whereas perhaps yesterday’s “2 Days in New York” would be a B+.

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  1. I’ve heard men and women can’t really be ‘friends’ in the truest sense as one always wants more. I don’t know if that is as true from the woman’s perspective as the man’s– as the ones who told me that are generally men while women believe men and women can be friends. The film sounds interesting and I’ll look for it on Netflix/

    Have you seen ‘There Be Dragons? It’s kind of brutal but an interesting film I thought.’ As a non-believer in religion itself, the story of a saint and a sinner was well done, I thought, set in the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s into more modern times when the son of the one is doing an article on the saint and finds his father had a connection to the ‘saint’ (he’d been recently canonized) that he’d not known about. My interest in it had been triggered because the ‘saint’ is the founder of Opus Dei (something I haven’t had any respect for but didn’t understand their original concept or they lost the understanding of the founder–nothing unusual in religion). It got lousy ratings evidently but we liked it about that period of history as well as the subject of forgiveness and why it matters. There is a love story in it but it’s not the main subject.

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