Celeste and Jesse Forever

Aug 27 – 30
Mon 6:00 8:15
Tue 6:00 8:15
Wed 6:00 8:15
Thu 6:00 8:15 (last show)

(USA/2012/Directed by Lee Toland Krieger)
R / 89 mins
Written, produced, and starring Rashida Jones, this is an unpredictable film about love, timing and letting go of pre-conceived notions about relationships, that’s as funny as it is poignant.
Now thirty, Celeste (Rashida Jones) is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, who’s separated legally, but not emotionally from husband, Jesse (Adam Samberg), once her high school love and best friend. Jesse’s really not interested in growing up and assuming adult responsibilities, and he still lives in his art studio on Celeste’s property. Celeste is convinced that divorcing Jesse is the right thing to do — she is on her way up, he is on his way nowhere, and if they do it now instead of later, they can remain supportive friends. Jesse passively accepts this transition into friendship, even though he is still in love with her. As the reality of their separation sets in, Celeste slowly and painfully realizes she has been cavalier about their relationship, and her decision, which once seemed mature and progressive, now seems impulsive and selfish. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, in some pretty funny ways, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go. As her pre-conceived ideas of what makes a relationship work begin to change, she learns about herself, about life, and about what’s important.

Celeste and Jesse Forever rises above the rom-com herd with breakout star performances from Jones and Samberg and a willingness to replace clichés with painful truths.
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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