Paper Heart

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

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Paper Heart | Ratings & Reviews

"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."


"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."


"Paper Heart is a curio of a film."


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

Total FilmTotal Film

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

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"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."


"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."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

Paper Heart | Details

Award winner
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, Sundance 2009.
Country of origin

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