I’m always a little hesitant to make movie or music recommendations because people’s tastes vary so broadly and sometimes I like, um, questionable things, particularly of the romantic comedy variety. But on Sunday—a day when I literally spent a grand total of two hours in street clothes and the rest of the day in pajamas, coming down from the high of a perfect weekend—I watched Celeste & Jesse Forever and totally loved it. Rashida Jones, who plays Celeste, is one of my favorite actresses—she manages to imbue every character she plays with tons of pathos—and she’s great in this movie, which chronicles what happens when you break up but can’t move on. Andy Samberg as Jesse is wonderful, too, and the chemistry between the two actors is palpable—you can totally see how their characters got together in the first place, and what keeps their bond intact even after they’ve split up.
Yeah, it’s safe to say this movie is going on the to-buy list immediately. What great films have you all seen lately?