Celeste's media company has just signed Riley Banks , a teen pop-star whom Celeste does not respect and had openly bashed during a previous television interview. Director Lee Toland Krieger nicely flows back and forth between both up-close-and-personal realism and more standard-order comedy camera-work. Maybe the writers need to hang out somewhere other than Hollywood to get a sense of how real people earn their money. Then, he decides to do something right, and suddenly Jones' starts back walking and taking inventory of what's out there versus what she already had. Can their perfect relationship withstand this minor setback? Even their other mutual friend Skillz agrees that it is time for the two to move on with their lives. This movie stuck me as a more intelligent, realistic romance for those of us who are over the Nicholas Sparks sap. Celeste ended things with Jesse though because she thinks he's taken so long to find work and make something of himself.
It's not about how Celeste and Jesse fell in love, it's about how they're going to move on. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. After a few more awkward dates with other men, Celeste meets Paul in class and dresses him down for trying to hit on her but eventually warms up to him after meeting him again at a party. Celeste is a successful and runs her own media company with her partner, Scott. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. Their relationship is shown in a photo montage; the montage ends with Celeste walking away from Jesse during a party.
From an outside observer's perspective, Celeste Rashida Jones and Jesse Andy Samberg are the perfect married couple. Everything was great in my opinion, I enjoyed every aspect of this film even though it made me cry like a baby. Chris Messina added a nice possibility. Celeste thinks that if they divorce now they could still remain friends. Their best friends don't think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don't think there will be a problem. The supporting cast was not half bad either and it's always great to watch Ari Graynor who plays Celeste's best friend Beth. The story then plays out like the emotional roller coaster of a relationship between two people who feel one thing but do another.
We then see Celeste and Jesse finally signing their divorce papers and laughing at each other's. When Jesse tells Celeste he's having a baby with his beautiful new girlfriend Veronica Rebecca Dayan it throws her for a loop and causes her to reevaluate her life and her feelings for Jesse. As reality sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, but her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. Ambient was a twist to his temple, looking at this strange couple. This may be her best performance to date. On a few occasions he makes bold choices, some that work, some that backfire, but the comic and dramatic moments almost never butt heads. The longer story is I'm not sure exactly what you'd call this movie.
For first time screenwriters, the screenplay is noticeably witty without tripping into slapstick or tried and true romantic comedy clichés. The downside though is that it has an overly familiar formula that has been done to death now with films like The Break-Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Take This Waltz, Friends with Kids, etcetera. Celeste and Riley have an uncomfortable relationship as Celeste looks down on Riley as all that is wrong with the world and Riley cannot stand Celeste's condescension. Jesse wants to get back together with Celeste. Jesse also happens to be living in Celeste's guest house as he is currently unemployed and seems to be a bit of a slacker. Rashida Jones also stars in this film and McCormack has a supporting role as well. Celeste's potential suitors were immediately painted as good and decent guys, whom I would have been happy to spend more time with.
Rashida Jones should get some stronger roles offered her way because she's a talented actress and proved here that she can carry a movie. Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. He's presented as a lazy, self-involved free-loader who makes rash decisions for self-pleasure. Zero women should be interested in him. Their only problem is that they have decided to get divorced. Realizing that a reconciliation is not possible, Jesse finally decides to move out while ignoring Celeste's apologies. Having gone through his own divorce, Max then confronts her that she's not ready to be dating again and to take her time.
At a with Riley, Celeste realizes the appeals to Riley's gay fan base, and they could use this to make her the next. She feels like Jesse is too immature for her, but at the same time that is what she loves about him because when the two are together they do a lot of childish things together. Rashida Jones gives a strong performance although she did go a little over the top with her reaction over Jesse dating someone else. There are a few problems though, Celeste is a successful trend forecaster what? Celeste realizes that her decision to divorce Jesse was impulsive and selfish, and wants to reunite with him. They form an unexpected bond over their shared heartbreak and slowly become friends.
The answer is the simple refusal to ever take itself too seriously. The chemistry between Jones and Samberg is very believable, and they have the same quirk factor, so it's heartbreaking to watch their lives move in different directions when Samberg's beautiful one-night-stand-baby-mama shows up. That more than one woman all lovely to look at seems interested in him shocks me. They dated in high school then they got married and they love each other more than anything else in the world. Celeste on the other hand is a successful trend forecaster who has recently written a book on the matter. At work, Celeste works comfortably for Scott Elijah Wood , a homosexual who makes tacky gay jokes to try and seem more gay.
Celeste is currently working for an important client, a pop artist sensation named Riley Emma Roberts , along with her partner Scott Elijah Wood. It is sweet and fairly funny. Plus its got a great score, in a summer full of remakes and superhero movies Celeste and Jesse stands out above the rest as a refreshingly original flick. It's not even really a love story. The film has received great reviews as well and I think deservingly so. When she doesn't feel like having his company, she just sends him back outside to the studio.
This is an all around well done romantic dramedy and an impressive career step for both Jones and Samberg! It's a movie about two people I'd never date, never be friends with, would cross the street to avoid the masturbation of tiny phallic object isn't even sophomoric. What I enjoyed most about their characters is that they were deeply flawed and vulnerable towards each other, but despite that they still managed to be really likable. The short story: I liked this film. Ari Gaynor played a peach of a best friend. He's acting like he's 18 but he's in his 30's. I went into this movie not expecting too much.