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Director:
Writers:
Rashida Jones (written by) &
Will McCormack (written by)
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Release Date:
24 August 2012 (Taiwan) See more »
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A loved story. See more »
Plot:
A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An all around well done romantic dramedy and an impressive career step for both Jones and Samberg! See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rashida Jones ... Celeste

Andy Samberg ... Jesse

Ari Graynor ... Beth

Eric Christian Olsen ... Tucker

Rob Huebel ... Business Man

Elijah Wood ... Scott

Shira Lazar ... Herself

Will McCormack ... Skillz

Kate Krieger ... Yogurt Girl
Matthias Steiner ... Himself

Andreas Beckett ... German Announcer

Chris Messina ... Paul

Rebecca Dayan ... Veronica

Emma Roberts ... Riley

Janel Parrish ... Savannah

Rich Sommer ... Max
Jessica Joffe ... Saleswoman

Rafi Gavron ... Rupert

Chris Pine ... Rory Shenandoah (as Kris Pino)

Matthew Del Negro ... Nick
Zoë Hall ... Waitress

Lenny Jacobson ... Peter Pan

Chris D'Elia ... Snow White
Sarah Haskins ... Parent

Lauren Sanchez ... News Reporter

Ashli Dowling ... Bartender
Willy Mac ... Bear

Robert Kya-Hill ... Priest

Amanda MacLachlan ... Bridesmaid

Sarah Wright ... Bridesmaid
Jordan Reid ... Bridesmaid

Joel Michaely ... Gay Man #1

Philip Pavel ... Gay Man #2
Louisa Kendrick ... Celeste's Lawyer

Jason Antoon ... Young Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jordan Berkow ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Kaitlyn Bouchard ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Jesse Dufault ... Wedding Guest - Dancer (uncredited)

Shannon Hartman ... Wedding Guest - Dancer (uncredited)
Kimmie Johnson ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sun Jae Kim ... Office Clerk (uncredited)

Eva La Dare ... Fire Dancer (uncredited)

John Joseph Lindsey ... Wedding Ceremony / Party Guest (uncredited)

Kim Mahair ... Yoga Instructor (uncredited)
Jessica Mathis ... Party Mermaid (uncredited)

Cristina Moody ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Patrick Pedraza ... Pat (uncredited)

Mason Sharrow ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Susan T. Travers ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee Toland Krieger 
 
Writing credits
Rashida Jones (written by) &
Will McCormack (written by)

Produced by
David Buelow .... co-producer
Sheri Davani .... associate producer (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Kevin Scott Frakes .... executive producer (as Kevin Frakes)
David Grace .... co-producer
David Grace .... line producer
Stephanie Johnson .... associate producer
Rashida Jones .... executive producer
Will McCormack .... executive producer
Lee Nelson .... producer
Raj Brinder Singh .... co-executive producer
Noah Stahl .... associate producer
Jennifer Todd .... producer
Suzanne Todd .... producer
 
Original Music by
Zach Cowie 
Sunny Levine 
 
Cinematography by
David Lanzenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yana Gorskaya 
 
Casting by
Angela Demo 
Barbara J. McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
Ian Phillips 
 
Art Direction by
Joseph Oxford 
 
Costume Design by
Julia Caston 
 
Makeup Department
Allison Barbera .... makeup artist: Rhode Island
Helena Cepeda .... key hair stylist
Rob Fitz .... key makeup artist: Rhode Island
Julia Papworth .... hair department head (as Julia Clare Papworth)
Shayna Passaretti .... hair stylist: Rhode Island
Keri Anne Shea .... key hair stylist: Rhode Island
Karen Toole-Rentrop .... key makeup artist
Teresa Vest .... makeup department head
Laura Leppanen .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jose Zamora .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nicholas Delmenico .... unit production manager: Rhode Island
Tad Driscoll .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Ambrosino .... key second assistant director: Rhode Island
Sheri Davani .... first assistant director (as Shahrzad 'Sheri' Davani)
Stephenie Galvan .... second assistant director
Patrick Miller .... second second assistant director
Ronn Burner .... second assistant director: day player (uncredited)
 
Art Department
JoAnne M. Ando .... on-set dresser (as J.M.Ando)
Michelle Daniels .... assistant property master
Keri Dillard Ambrosino .... art director: Rhode Island (as Keri Ambrosino)
Peter Anthony Escartin .... art department intern (as Peter Escartin)
Catherine Marshall .... property master: Rhode Island (as Cat Marshall)
Carlton Rude .... property master
Nathan Shorte .... art department production assistant: Rhode Island
James J. Burke .... additional logo design (uncredited)
Bryan Carberry .... graphic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Eric Branting .... sound mixer: Rhode Island
Mary Jo Devenney .... sound mixer
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr recordist (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... adr supervisor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley artist (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley editor (as Gonzalo 'Bino' Espinoza)
John Gage .... boom operator: Rhode Island
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Michael Kreple .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Michael Kreple .... sound effects editor
Mark Leone .... sound utility (as Mark D. Leone)
Matthew Nicolay .... sound mixer
Keith Sasser .... sound utility
Cody Twitchell .... adr mixer (as Cody Twichel)
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Sean Byrnes .... sound utility (uncredited)
Sean Gray .... sound designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Andy Dylan .... stunt coordinator (as Andrew Dylan)
Natalie Padilla .... stunts
Natalie Padilla .... stunt double: Rashida Jones (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Matt Baker .... camera operator: "b" camera, U.U.
Nolan Ball .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Rhode Island
Peter Barbush .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, Rhode Island
Walter Bithell .... gaffer
Paul Bulgin .... key grip: Rhode Island
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Rhode Island
Nicholas Bupp .... best boy electric (as Nick Bupp)
Dan Conner .... grip
Corey Cooper .... camera intern
Rudy Covarrubias .... key grip
Zac Crosby .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Rhode Island
Chris Cunningham .... steadicam operator
Lucas Deans .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Will Dearborn .... first assistant camera
Paul Dickover .... electrician
Liam Gallogly .... electrician: Rhode Island
Liam Gallogly .... grip: Rhode Island
Jamie Hawkins .... still photographer: Rhode Island
Julie Hotz .... digital imaging technician (as Jukie A. Hotz)
David Isern .... steadicam operator: Rhode Island
Fabienne Lamoureux .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Axel Lanzenberg .... electrician
Anne Lee .... second assistant camera: San Francisco
Phil Lujan .... grip
Jordan McNeile .... camera trainee
Brandon J. Meadows .... gaffer: Rhode Island
David Moir .... still photographer
Brian O'Connor .... electrician: Rhode Island
Brian O'Connor .... grip: Rhode Island
Jessica Ramos .... second assistant camera
Dominick Roney .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jayson Rory .... grip (as Jayson Rury)
John Steur .... best boy grip
Joseph Aguirre .... camera operator (uncredited)
Chris Brown .... electrician: Rhode Island (uncredited)
Chris Brown .... grip: Rhode Island (uncredited)
Bryan Carberry .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Hogue .... camera intern (uncredited)
Justyn Moro .... data tech (uncredited)
Seva Shybkou .... camera operator: behind the scenes (uncredited)
Brian Udoff .... additional loader (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Matthew Avento .... casting assistant
Shyree Mezick .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathleen Bebeau .... set costumer: Rhode Island
Laura Maffeo .... costumer
Jamie Redwood .... assistant costume designer (as Jamie Bresnan)
Joy Thibodeau .... seamstress: Rhode Island
Rachel Weir .... key costumer (as Rachel B. Weir)
 
Editorial Department
J. Cody Baker .... color assistant (as James Baker)
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist
David Feldman .... digital intermediate account executive
Cory Hamilton .... digital intermediate producer
Shane Harris .... colorist
Logan Hefflefinger .... editor: title sequence
Jonathan Melin .... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital intermediate executive producer: Company 3
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production
Gregory Hobson .... additional editor (uncredited)
Harry Muller .... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Zach Cowie .... co-music supervisor
Jonathan Hafter .... music supervisor
Giuseppe Patane .... composer: additional music
Eamon Ryland .... composer: additional music
Amir Yaghmai .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Chris Mendoza .... transportation captain
Lou Mendoza .... driver
Joseph Ungar .... driver
 
Other crew
Mark Allison .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Ally Arthur .... production office intern
Kaitlyn Bouchard .... office production assistant: Rhode Island
Erika Canchola .... production legal services: Law Offices of Elsa Ramos
Bryan Carberry .... assistant to director
Kristina Carlson .... production intern
Darrin Cummings .... key assistant location manager
Vicki Davis .... adr loop group (as Vicki M. Davis)
Matthew Delisle .... set production assistant: Rhode Island (as Matt Delisle)
Kristin Dewey .... supervising location manager
Tad Driscoll .... production accountant
Audra Duval .... location production assistant: Rhode Island
Jeff Fischer .... adr loop group (as Jeffrey Todd Fischer)
Irene Frau .... assistant location manager
Christopher Galasso .... key set production assistant
Katherine M. Gallbraith .... production coordinator
Ben Gammell .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Tony Garcia .... chef
Chris Gouchoe .... production intern (as Christopher Gouchoe)
Jennifer Gray .... production legal services: Law Offices of Elsa Ramos
Brittany Hapner .... assistant: Ms. Jennifer Todd, Envision Media Arts
Julianna Hays .... assistant: Ms. Suzanne Todd, Envision Media Arts
Mongkol Keo .... production intern
Madison Lacerte .... production secretary
Erik Anders Lang .... electronic press kit (as Erik Lang)
Amanda MacLachlan .... assistant: Ms. Jones, Envision Media Arts
Elizabeth Meza .... production intern (as Ely Meza)
Kevin J. Miller .... production intern (as Kevin Miller)
Erica Mills .... production coordinator: Rhode Island
Apryl Parker .... craft service: Rhode Island
Athena Pesante .... production coordinator
Bruce Resnik .... script supervisor
Joseph Riccitelli .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Alicia Richards .... set medic (as Alica Richards)
Ana Rivera .... craft service (as Ana Delmi Rivera)
Terri Roidriguez .... adr loop group
Mark Rosen .... location assistant: Rhode Island
Tommy Ruth .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Warren Sroka .... adr loop group
David Tish .... production executive: Envision Media Arts
Maria Tonry .... set production assistant: Rhode Island
Lisa Wilhoit .... adr loop group
Michael Zamboni .... location manager
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control (uncredited)
Raquel Kalina .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lare Alexander Short .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Craig Alpert .... thanks
Quincy Jones .... thanks
Rena Ronson .... thanks
Maia Rossini .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use
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USA:92 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Continuity: Celeste's bangs (hairstyle) noticeably change between several takes.See more »
Quotes:
Riley:You know what your problem is? Contempt before investigation. You think you're smarter than everybody else.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Baby (Biggest Crush Edit)See more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
An all around well done romantic dramedy and an impressive career step for both Jones and Samberg!, 30 January 2013
Author: Hellmant from United States

'CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg play a divorcing couple who remain best friends and inseparable until one meets someone new. The film is equal parts comedy and drama and actually allows both Jones and Samberg to show off their acting chops and do something a little more serious for a change. It was written by Jones as well, along with fellow actor Will McCormack (who also co-stars in the film). Lee Toland Krieger directed the film but Jones and McCormack were nominated for Best First Screenplay at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. The film has received great reviews as well and I think deservingly so. It's a funny and insightful film and both Jones and Samberg shine in it.

Jones plays Celeste, a trend analyzer who runs a media business with her friend Scott (Elijah Wood). Samberg plays Jesse, an unemployed artist still struggling to find work. The two were high school sweethearts who married young and have now been separated for several months (while they finalize their divorce). Their friends Beth (Ari Graynor) and Tucker (Eric Christian Olsen), who are engaged, think it's odd that they spend so much time together and act like they're still a couple. Jesse's friend Skillz (McCormack) encourages him to start dating. Jesse is reluctant to follow his advice because he believes Celeste will come around and they'll get back together. Celeste ended things with Jesse though because she thinks he's taken so long to find work and make something of himself. When Jesse tells Celeste he's having a baby with his beautiful new girlfriend Veronica (Rebecca Dayan) it throws her for a loop and causes her to reevaluate her life and her feelings for Jesse.

The film is told more through Celeste's point of view and it's nice to see a romantic comedy that seems true to life and revolves around the woman having a mental breakdown rather than the guy. Jones is fantastic in the role and her and McCormack's script is smart and insightful. Samberg is great as well and it's nice to see him trying his hand at drama (and doing so successfully). He and Jones still have plenty of truly comedic moments as well (as does the rest of the cast) and they also have beautiful chemistry. Krieger's directing adds the perfect feel and beautiful look to the movie as well. This is an all around well done romantic dramedy and an impressive career step for both Jones and Samberg!

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