‘CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER’
In Celeste and Jesse Forever, Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star as a couple who have been together since high school, and everything about their marriage is a storybook. They get along great, except… they’re not in love anymore. As they begin to pull apart, they remain each other’s best friend and support system. She’s deeply focused on her career as a novelist and businesswoman, while he’s deeply unfocused and is just trying to ride the wave of life.
Ari Graynor, Chris Messina, Elijah Wood, and Emma Roberts costar, with Lee Toland Krieger (The Vicious Kind) directing. Jones co-wrote the script with Will McCormack, and festival director John Cooper says fans who love her on The Office and Parks and Recreation will see more of her befuddled sweetness here. “It’s a romantic comedy with a quirky element to it,” Cooper says. “If you know Rashida Jones’ work, it’s very her.”
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