REVIEW: CELESTE AND JESSE
OVERVIEW: Rashida Jones (The Social Network, TV’s “Parks & Recreation”) co-wrote the screenplay and stars with Andy Samberg (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) in the elightfully witty romantic comedy CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER, debuting on Blu-rayTM and DVD February 5th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film follows Celeste (Jones) and Jesse (Samberg) as a young married couple who find themselves growing apart. At 30 years old, they decide to get divorced and attempt to stay best friends while pursuing other relationships. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, the two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go. With Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and Emma Roberts (Valentine’s Day), CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER also stars Chris Messina (TV’s “The Mindy Project,” “Damages”), Eric Christian Olsen (TV’s “NCIS: Los Angeles”) and Will McCormack (TV’s “In Plain Sight”).
Special Features include deleted scenes, two commentary tracks with Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Will McCormack and Lee Toland Krieger, the behind-the-scenes featurette “The Making of Celeste & Jesse Forever” and a red carpet premiere highlight video and a Q&A.
SYNOPSIS: Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now thirty, Celeste is the driven owner of her own media consulting firm, Jesse is once again unemployed and in no particular rush to do anything with his life. 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. The two come to learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 2.40:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
French and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (2.40:1) 16x9
5.1 DTS-HDMA Dolby Digital,
Subtitles - English Spanish
Commentary with Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg
Commentary with Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Lee Toland Krieger
“The Making of Celeste & Jesse Forever” Featurette
On the Red Carpet: Premiere and Q&A