Thursday, September 13, 2012
"Celeste and Jesse Forever" Emphasized Jones' Talent! by Pamela Powell
Jones and Samberg were great on the screen together. You truly got a sense that these two really knew each other and enjoyed being together doing goofy things. Elijah Wood played Celeste's best co-worker friend with style and panache. Ari Graynor was a wonderful match for Celeste's best friend; she seemed the ying to Celeste's yang for more balance. Now, I don't usually notice music in a movie, but I did in this one! It was wonderful. Don't ask me the names, don't ask me the lyrics, because that's just not my thing. Go to imdb for that info! What I found was that it was catchy and perfectly matched to whatever the scene wanted to convey. I loved the opening credits' music and style of introducing the characters. I felt like someone took their go-to camera, set it on video mode and captured pieces of Celeste's and Jesse's lives.
Celeste and Jesse had the unique situation of wanting to still be together, but knowing they weren't the right match for each other. They did, however, have the common feeling of not wanting to branch out and take chances. Familiarity, even when it's not a positive thing, is a comfortable aspect of our lives and very difficult to just toss to the way-side. "Celeste and Jesse" captures this common theme in most everyone's life making it a movie we can all relate to. Of the current "rom-com's," I would have to say that this film along with "Safety Not Guaranteed" tops my list.