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Trailer Watch: Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg in Celeste & Jesse Forever

Via iTunes comes the trailer for a film I hadn’t heard of until today, Celeste & Jesse Forever. Here’s the synopsis:

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.

Shot and acted with far more seriousness (and craft) than I expect from the stars, Celeste & Jesse Forever already looks like a smart, bittersweet examination of relationships — and yet no less funny for it. (It probably has a happy ending anyway, but I won’t complain about that if it’s well-earned.)

The film hits theaters in the States on August 3rd.

Trailer Watch: Our Idiot Brother

A trailer for Jesse Peretz’s Our Idiot Brother has hit the interwebs. Paul Rudd stars the dumbass brother of Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks, and Zooey Deschanel. Add Steve Coogan and Rashida Jones into the mix, and you’ve got a cast that pretty much guarantees I’ll watch your movie sooner or later.

While the trailer doesn’t feel like anything too special, I did get one good laugh out of this, as well as a handful of well-earned smiles, maybe this will turn out to be something more than just another gentle, cute, forgettable indie comedy. Brother is out in theaters on August 26th (probably in limited release).