Blast from the past

I present… Andy Samberg’s best movie ever


You’ve probably heard the news. Andy Samberg’s hit series Brooklyn Nine- Nine was officially canceled by Fox after 5 seasons. However, after the latest reports it would appear that the series is not dead after all, and would likely be picked up and revived by some other network. Hulu and Netflix are among the networks that are circling around Brooklyn Nine-Nine according to Collider.

But let’s not talk about Brooklyn Nine-Nine for now. Let’s reflect on an Andy Samberg movie that I think it’s his best by far. Yeah, I’m talking about Celeste and Jesse Forever.

The 2012 romantic drama directed by Lee Toland Krieger had Andy and Rashida Jones in the titular characters. Oh yeah. They were Celeste and Jesse. A young married couple that is separated and on their way to divorce town. They were childhood friends and married young, but soon drifted apart by their opposing personalities. She’s a Type A person that works in her own company, while he’s not in a mood of getting a job and working 9 to 5. He’s not in a mood in working period.

They’ve decided to remain on friendly term during the separation, but both of them at some point are having second thoughts about this. That will all abruptly change when Jesse meets Veronica (Rebecca Dayan) falls in love with her and gets her pregnant.

In a state of shock and disbelief, Celeste will try different hobbies in order not to think about Jesse and his new family, but the process will eventually become much harder than she anticipated.

Don’t get fooled by the title or by the sub-genre. Celeste and Jesse Forever is anything but a happy (they lived happily ever after) movie. In fact the ending, along with the entire movie is not only heart-braking but god damn realistic.

Jones and co-star Will McCormack penned the script of this awesome film, and it’s not only good it’s filled with amazing performances. Rashida and Andy are great but so are Elijah Wood, Chris Messina Emma Roberts and McCormack is awesome too.

Celeste and Jesse Forever was a hit at 2012’s Sundance Film festival and even earned more than 3 million dollars on the box office (the budget for this movie was 840,000 %).  I’m not going to spoil the movie for you, but what I am going to do is recommend it to you. If you’re having Brooklyn Nine-Nine withdrawal symptoms you can always binge on the TV show. But if you want something different (and yet Andy Samberg related) Celeste and Jesse Forever is the thing for you.


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