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Celeste and Jesse Forever

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Talky hipster romcom explores the "perfect" divorce.

Movie R 2012 91 minutes
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Such promise, such potential; that's what CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER has, but it doesn't deliver, at least not completely. With such an interesting premise and strong leads, you'd think it would be a win, but it lacks momentum and energy. You feel bad for Celeste and Jesse and their dilemma -- they do still care about each other a lot -- but you sort of only care a little.

And it's mildly disappointing when Celeste goes through the obligatory meltdown phase, eating too much, drinking too much, messing up at work, and falling apart. (Must women always be shown gorging post-break-up?) Bottom line? It has its moments, but this one won't be remembered forever.

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