Last month saw the fantastic first trailer for Celeste and Jesse Forever, the upcoming drama/romantic-comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg as the titular Celeste and Jesse. With exactly one month to go before the film opens in the US, Sony Classics have released a great new batch of images of the main cast.
Starring alongside Jones and Samberg will be Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood, Ari Graynor, Eric Christian Olsen, Chris Messina, and Eric McCormack.
“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. But her timing with Jesse is less than fortuitous. While navigating the turbulent changes in their lives and in their hearts, these two learn that in order to truly love someone, you may have to let them go.
The film is a humorous and honest examination of a broken heart and the long, hard road it takes to heal it.”
Lee Toland Krieger is directing from a script co-written by the lovely Rashida Jones and long-time friend, McCormack, and our man in the States caught the film at its Sundance debut earlier this year and loved it – you can read his five-star review of the film here.
Celeste and Jesse Forever will open in NY and LA on 3rd August, before continuing on for a wider release. Still no word on a UK release, but I maintain optimistic, because I’m expecting this to be one of my favourite films of the year. For now, here are the great new images for your viewing pleasure (including a few larger versions of the first images that surfaced last year). As usual, you can click to enlarge.