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Paper Heart
Half documentary, half mockumentary, all heart.

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Charlyne Yi, as a romantic sceptic, is on a mission to research love and it's very existence with a documentary crew and Michael Cera in tow.

Paper Heart
How cute is this movie? Totally! Adorable stand-up and musician Charlyne Yi doesn’t believe in love.

So she embarks on a whimsical road trip across America to find out what love is. Bikers, gay couples, scientists, elderly couples, starry-eyed teens, romance novelists, her pal Seth Rogen, and a Vegas Elvis impersonator offer musings on that happy state that leave her more bewildered. But when Michael Cera starts wooing her, her scepticism wavers in this captivating mix of documentary and mockumentary that plays with what’s real and what’s fantasy. You really want them to be a couple, they are that darling, in a heart-warmer to make a cynic grin.

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

Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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Not a four star film

Gobsmacked by this review. My girlfriend wanted to see it based on Empire's review and we rented it yesterday. Aside from the kitsch puppet recreations and some likeable accounts from Yi's interviewees this felt horribly clumsy. *SPOILERS* Her 'relationship' with Michael Cera didsn't work for me either. If, as we did, you know that the relationship is phony it's difficult to empathise as it's at odds with the genuine interviews, with real people. I also imagine that if you thought it WAS... More

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Posted by PJimmy at 13:17, 29 March 2010 | Report This Post

I didnt Grin, Am I a Cynic?

I remember this chick was a stoned person in Knocked Up. This film really annoyed me maybe I was in a bad mood to begin with but Charlyne Yi's voice starts to grate after a while all nasal and shes acts retarded maybe Im showing my age 26 Im not that old. ... More

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Posted by Bighousewill at 12:42, 07 March 2010 | Report This Post

RE: WTF?!?!?

Oh, you must be the worlds grumpiest person!!! ... More

Posted by Simplisico at 17:24, 12 February 2010 | Report This Post


What planet has your reviewer come from? This film was awful, didn't set out and explain what it had planned, and just looked like a jolly that rich kids like to do when they are bored! This film is terrible and a waste of money. The only good thing in it was Michael Cera just being himself! ... More

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Posted by Dirtycaah at 20:31, 13 November 2009 | Report This Post

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