Rashida Jones (The Social Network) and Andy Samberg (Hot Rod, SNL) star opposite each other in the eponymous leads, and after catching the first three clips from the film last week, following the brilliant first trailer last month, Apple have now debuted a new clip from the film showcasing how good Celeste (Jones) is at her job.
“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.”
Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts, Ari Graynor, Will McCormack, Eric Christian Olsen, and Chris Messina fill out the supporting cast very nicely, with Lee Toland Krieger (The Vicious Kind) directing from a script co-written by stars and long-time friends Jones and McCormack.
Celeste and Jesse Forever will be released in New York and LA next weekend on 3rd August, before Sony Classics giving it a wider release in the weeks following. Still no word on if it will be heading to UK shores, but I remain optimistic, because I would love to see this on the big screen. It looks brilliant.