Paper Heart

Paper Heart

Paper Heart

Mockumentary starring young comedienne Charlyne Yi (the really stoned girl in Knocked Up) and her quest to find the truth about love.

Carlyne doesn't believe in love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic. She embarks on a quest across America to make a pseudo documentary about this subject she doesn’t understand. She talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: the mighty Michael Cera (tv's Arrested Development, Superbad). As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, Sundance 2009.
200988 minsUSA
Comedy

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Paper Heart / Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

But I was being needlessly cynical. This isn’t a profound film by any stretch of the imagination, but it offers up some harmlessly cute observations and a few funny moments. Yi’s diminutive, decidedly non-cinematic presence and halting delivery makes her impossible to dislike, despite the apparent calculation behind her coyness. Cera is his typical deadpan self, a little more reserved than usual maybe.

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Variety

Variety

There may be a fairly sharp line dividing those who find the whole delightfully odd, and those irked by what could be read as a faux childlike simplicity to the enterprise.

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Total Film

Total Film

If truth, lies and ambiguities start to merge into a tricky tangle – well, isn’t love a bit like that?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Your enjoyment of Paper Heart will hinge almost entirely on your receptiveness to Ms. Yi and the extreme iteration of social awkwardness she represents.

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Newshub

Newshub

Overall, if you’re willing to look past the so-twee-it-hurts shortcomings of this film, it’s a two and half star watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

At best, they entertain in a "people say the darndest things" kind of way. But they do support the notion that people still fall in love and find a way to make it work for a lifetime, which is about as happy an ending as you could wish for.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A "hybrid documentary" that bemusedly blurs the line between fact and fiction.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Adorable. Ad-or-able. It will melt even the coldest heart.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

A quasi-documentary about love that is sweet, true and perhaps a little deceptive.

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