Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

The best way to approach this comedy is to watch it as a project to expose the romcom formula and structure, then subvert it from within.

The gimmick: a happily separated couple of over a year might as well be the happiest couple alive with their effortless chemistry and intimacy together.

In a reverse of other indifferently written romcoms, you can't really figure what they don't see eye to eye on, why they're supposed to be moving apart, and why the film really wants to split them apart.

Is that groundbreaking for the genre and what we really want to see in the genre?

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 3 October 2012.

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