Written by Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer
Directed by Nicholas Jasenovec
Airs Wednesdays at 10:30pm Et on Comedy Central
This has been an extremely strong season of Broad City, and though this episode is a somewhat strange one to use as a finale, it ultimately feels like an inspired choice. We have no sense of closure with Ilana and Lincoln’s relationship, which was anticipated. No arc is particularly remarked upon or addressed. It is essentially just an episode of Abbi and Ilana walking down the street in New York City as they decide what to do for Ilana’s 23rd birthday. It feels as defiant as the beautiful moment before the title card when a man walks by and tells them to smile, so they turn around and force a fake smile with their middle fingers.
The opening sequence is a brilliant display of direction and production,
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9. Paper Heart: Finally the hipsters have gone full circle and consumed themselves like an ouroborus recycled from an old Pac-Man t-shirt.
Sam David (Angarano) is planning a weekend trip with his best friend, who hasn’t talked with for over a year, Marshall (Thompson). When they get to their vacation location, the truth comes out that Sam actually planned the whole trip to get closer to an ex-girlfriend who is getting married that weekend, Zoe (Thurman).
Right off the bat, Winkler sets a very hyper-realistic tone. The dialogue is a little too perfect and Sam is a character that acts way older than he is. Once one gets used to the style, the film really gets in a groove
Weston: Why the San Francisco Film Festival for a ‘Night with Derek Waters’ event?
Derek: Well, I chose San Francisco because I got asked to come here and I said, “Yes please.” Yeah, and in all seriousness it’s really exciting because “Wholphin” is the best DVD ever and that’s how Brent and I met ‘cause he asked me to do their show and it’s just cool, ‘cause none of these videos were really made for anyone to see who wasn’t sitting in front of a computer.
Seeing all these people sitting in front of their computers in a theater is gonna be pretty cool. I should have given everyone a laptop, sit down and just played it on the laptop, not on the screen. It’s a big deal tonight,
The sweetly neurotic vulnerability he exudes is so authentic, it’s easy for audiences to confuse the actor with the characters he regularly portrays. Is he a brilliant actor, or is he simply playing himself (which itself is no easy feat)? Such questions lie at the deceptive heart of Nicholas Jasenovec’s intriguing and infuriating romantic comedy.
DVD Rating: 3.0/5.0
“Paper Heart” purports itself to be documentary about one young woman’s quest to discover the nature of love. The woman is Charlyne Yi, a comedian and performance artist not unlike Cera (she’s best known for her scene-stealing
Rating (out of 5): ***½
How long can you play "adorable" before it curdles? I suspect each viewer will have his own limit.
For me, Charlyne Yi, whose adorable quotient is somewhere off the charts, hasn't come close to souring yet. From the first moments right through the finale of Paper Heart, the film that she stars in and has co-written (with director Nicholas Jasenovec), I just wanted to pull her to me, hug her ever so gently, tell her I love her and make everything aw-wight. Of course, she would run fleeing from this, as she probably would from most people's declarations. Which is part of her charm -- and believability. I am unfamiliar with her stand-up routine (we see a little of it in the film), but I venture to guess that this persona she shows us – sweet and innocent yet not that naïve – is
Also, as Sundance points out in the press reelease:
The Sundance Film Festival’s shorts program has long been established as a discovery for directors, including: Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O Russell, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Tamara Jenkins, Ted Demme, Tim Blake Nelson, Alexander Payne, Paul Dinello, Martin McDonagh, and Jason Reitman.
Since there are so many short films playing at the Festival, hit the jump for the full press release, which lists the categories, the films, and the synopses.
2010 Sundance Film Festival Announces Short Film Program
70 Short Films Chosen from a Record 6,092 Submissions
Program of Four Short Films by Spike Jonze, Rory Kennedy, Patrik Eklund; and François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy,
Paper Heart is out Now in UK Cinemas.
Not only that but you’ll also get to see a Q&A with the director, Nicholas Jasenovec and the leading lady, from the movie.
To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to the following question:
Last night the BFI’s 53rd London Film Festival opened with a Fantastic premiere, but what was the movie called?
The Small Print:
You must be free to attend the screening tomorrow evening which begins at 18.45 in Leicester Sq. This competition is only open to UK residents and only one entry per person will be counted The competition will close tonight,
What is love? It's an age-old question, and you can probably guarantee someone's already made some sort of documentary on the subject. But that doesn't stop filmmaker Nicholas Jasenovec and comedienne Charlyne Yi from giving it their own shot. Paper Heart is a self-conscious quirky film that mixes actual documentary footage of Yi's journey around America interviewing various people on how they'd define love with a strange interpolated story of Jasenovec (actually played by Jake Johnson) picking up on the romantic seeds between Yi and Michael Cera (as 'himself') and filming every aspect of their blossoming relationship to see if Yi finally succumbs to this mysterious thing called love. This latter thread is really quite strange in how transparently fake it is, and it seems quite unnecessary when the interviewees provide much more entertainment,
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