And there are silly sidebars, like Celeste’s friendship with a Lady Gaga-ish rock star client (Emma Roberts), that don’t really go anywhere.

They say breaking up is hard to do, and perhaps no one understands this better than actress Rashida Jones, who celebrates a gutsy divergence from her usual girl(friend)-next-door comic turns with the release of her new movie and screenwriting debut, .

The 36 year old actress stars as Celeste opposite Jesse (Andy Samberg), the two of them clinging onto a best-friend status despite their pending divorce.

This made it a little harder to empathize with her character, however, she redeemed herself in the scene where she fell into and out of Samberg's trash can snooping, and got caught doing it.

The Sundance charmer “Celeste and Jesse Forever” is more interesting than its synopsis might indicate.

Either way, this one seems pretty clearly framed as Rashida’s vehicle.

“It’s hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic,” Jones, who co-wrote the script with Will Mc Cormack, said.

They go everywhere together, break themselves up with their jokes, and generally act like goony kids in love – except it’s all platonic now.

To their friends, especially Celeste’s closest confidante, Beth (Ari Graynor), there’s something creepy about this intense twosomeness. It’s Jesse who makes the first serious move in that direction, and, as you might predict, Celeste, who prides herself on being totally rational, goes a little wiggy, especially when Jesse’s new girlfriend (Rebecca Dayan) turns out to be much more than a fling.

Samberg knows how to play puppyish and vague without ever losing a sense of who this character really is.

Jesse’s sloth is too easily equated with his artistry, of which we see too little, but it’s not unbelievable that he might be a gifted artist.

However, the fact that the film is considered a “dramedy” sort of was.