FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Irresistible! A breath of fresh comic air!" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "The movie keeps taking us, like its characters, by surprise." - Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
Official Selection: 2012 Sundance Film Festival ~ 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival
Nominated for Best First Screenplay at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Celeste and Jesse Forever
Starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg On Blu-ray(TM) and DVD February 5th
Special Features Include Two Cast & Crew Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, On The Red Carpet: Premiere Q&A and a "Making Of" Featurette
CULVER CITY, CALIF. (December 3, 2012) - 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.
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.
Bonus Features Include:
* Commentary with Rashida Jones & Andy Samberg
* Commentary with Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Lee Toland Krieger
* Deleted Scenes
* "The Making of Celeste & Jesse Forever" Featurette
* On the Red Carpet: Premiere and Q&A
Celeste and Jesse Forever has a running time of 92 minutes and is rated R for language, sexual content and drug use. was directed by Lee Toland Krieger from the screenplay by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Kevin Scott Frakes and Raj Brinder Singh served as executive producers, with David Buelow, Sheri Davani, David Grace, Noah Stahl, Lee Nelson, Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd as producers.
Celeste and Jesse Forever has a running time of 92 minutes and is rated R for language, sexual content and drug use.
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News Editor January 9, 2013, 9:00 am