The question of whether men and women can ever really be friends lies at the heart of so many romantic comedies and dramas that Celeste and Jesse Forever
deserves a healthy dose of praise just for finding a new angle on this enduring debate.
The movie subverts our expectations very quickly. After establishing the seemingly perfect relationship of Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) during the opening-credits montage, and then giving us a scene of their playful affection, we see the couple being ridiculously cute together while out to dinner with their friends Beth (Ari Graynor) and Tucker (Eric Christian Olsen). At one point, Beth, overwhel...