DVD Review: Celeste and Jesse Forever

| 24 April , 2013 | Reply

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Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
Starring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood and Emma Roberts
Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who can’t sympathise with the pain of a breakup. Ending a relationship with someone is tough, but when it’s your best friend you’re saying goodbye to, the separation process can an even more painful process.

Celeste and Jesse Forever is not your typical break up moving. Celeste and Jesse were high school sweethearts – inseparable since they began dating they were not only madly in love, but they were each other’s best friends and they told each other everything. They were destined to be together forever.

And now they’re getting a divorce.

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Unlike many couples, Celeste and Jesse seem fine about this divorce. A little too fine. They’re being cool about the breakup and are determined to prove that they are still friends. They still hang out, they still spend their time together and treat each other like very little has changed. And it has their friends worried for them.

As the movie unfolds, Jesse finds himself in a new relationship and Celeste is forced to face her fears about spending the rest of her life without her best friend.

Celeste and Jesse Forever is a bittersweet romcom, that examines the messy business of breaking up, and what happens to the leftover love. The ending is brilliant and takes a perfect departure from typical chick flicks – though it certainly won’t please everyone.

With a leading cast of Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones means that the movie is punctuated by genuinely bright and funny moments. The supporting casts and their individual subplots play perfectly in tandem with the main story and they come together to undercut the rather melancholic mood of the movie.

Available now: DVD RRP$36.95 and Blu-Ray RRP$42.95.

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