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  (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)
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 .... b-camera operator
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)
André Devantier .... caterer
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
Ita Nagy .... Distribution Legal (Cohen Gardner )
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)
Craig Alpert .... thanks
Quincy Jones .... thanks
Rena Ronson .... thanks
Maia Rossini .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use
USA:92 min
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Was said to be called Jesse loves Celeste but was changed to "Jessie and Celeste forever".See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Paul orders beers for himself and Celeste at the bar, he is handed one bottle which is half-empty.See more »
Tucker:Do you wanna be right or wanna be happy? Sometimes the end is just the beginning!See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Authentic and surprising movie dealing with relationships and heartbreaks, 1 March 2013
Author: estebangonzalez10 from Ecuador

¨At last love wins. You guys are lucky to be best friends.¨

Celeste and Jesse Forever is an authentic romantic comedy directed by Lee Toland Krieger (winner of the Independent Spirit Award in 2010 for the screenplay of The Vicious Kind) and written by first timers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. They are mostly known for their acting abilities, but they did receive an Independent Spirit nomination for their collaboration in this screenplay. Rashida Jones also stars in this film and McCormack has a supporting role as well. The story feels real and authentic and despite the fact that it stars Andy Samberg this is not as much as a comedy as it is a romantic drama. This is a very different role than what Samberg has us used to and he gives a very convincing performance alongside Rashida Jones who really delivers here. This may be her best performance to date. What I enjoyed most about their characters is that they were deeply flawed and vulnerable towards each other, but despite that they still managed to be really likable. I thought it was a very honest portrayal about two best friends who fall in love with each other at a very young age and have problems making the transition to adulthood together. In a way this is a very different romantic comedy since it begins sort of upside down with the romantic montage at the beginning of the movie and the disintegration of their relationship from then on. I really was surprised with the opening of the film since I really didn't know what this movie was about. The movie transitions nicely from being serious at times to being more playful at others, but it's all handled in a very authentic and believable way.

The movie begins with a romantic montage between Jesse (Andy Sandberg) and Celeste (Rashida Jones), two best friends in love with each other with a nice indie soundtrack in the background. When the story begins we are surprised to discover that the two friends aren't actually in a relationship anymore, since they have been separated for 6 months and are planning on getting divorced after six years of marriage. You wouldn't know that if you were an outsider because the couple seems to get along with each other perfectly. Jesse and Celeste remain close friends and spend almost all day talking to each other. Jesse also happens to be living in Celeste's guest house as he is currently unemployed and seems to be a bit of a slacker. Celeste on the other hand is a successful trend forecaster who has recently written a book on the matter. It seems that the main issue between them during their marriage was that Jesse was a little too childish and irresponsible. Anyway, they seem to get along better now as friends. They spend a lot of time with their friends, Beth (Ari Graynor) and Tucker (Eric Christian Olsen) who are engaged, and think that the two should work out their issues. Celeste is currently working for an important client, a pop artist sensation named Riley (Emma Roberts), along with her partner Scott (Elijah Wood). Their friendship is put to the test when Jesse begins dating another woman and Celeste struggles to let go of feelings she thought weren't there anymore.

I really enjoyed this film because it tackled the issues of best friends and breakup in a very authentic and real way. Rashida Jones gives a strong performance although she did go a little over the top with her reaction over Jesse dating someone else. She plays this character that thinks is so successful and smarter than everyone else. That is basically what hurt her relationship with Jesse since she considers him a slacker who seems to be heading nowhere with his life. She feels like Jesse is too immature for her, but at the same time that is what she loves about him because when the two are together they do a lot of childish things together. Their relationship is complicated, and the film depicts it in a very authentic way. This is an enjoyable indie romantic drama that is definitely worth your time. Rashida Jones should get some stronger roles offered her way because she's a talented actress and proved here that she can carry a movie. This is a strong emotional film that will leave you with a smile on your face and at the same time a sense of nostalgia. I agree with Mary Pols from TIME magazine where she said ¨I'd rather watch five divorce movies like this than one more featuring Katherine Heigl getting married.¨ Break up can be really hard and this movie shows it in an authentic way.

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