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Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

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Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love. Michael Cera becomes the object of her affection. Weaving together reality and fantasy, Paper Heart combines elements of documentary and traditional storytelling to get at modern romance. Written by Anonymous

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A story about love that's taking on a life of its own.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$219,494 (USA) (7 August 2009)

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$1,269,361 (USA) (23 October 2009)
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Charlyne Yi wrote, and produced, as well as starred in Paper Heart (2009). See more »

Quotes

Charlyne Yi: What is true love?
Little girl: Love is when you love each other so much, like us girls love Chris Brown
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After the credits finish rolling, there is a quick scene of the Elvis preacher pointing to the camera and saying "Thank you very much." See more »

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References Cheers (1982) See more »

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Love is a strange thing
6 August 2010 | by (Howell, MI USA) – See all my reviews

This was a very clever film and it was funny, entertaining and a little sad all in one. There are a lot of cameos of people just playing themselves. I think just the guy filming it was not playing himself. It was filmed in a documentary style and for awhile you think it is all real. Charlyne Yi is the star that thinks she will never fall in love or even feel it. There are parts when you can really see how she is feeling and she is a joy to watch. Michael Cera plays the guy she starts to like. He uses the same type of comedy you usually see him use in other movies he is in. The director is played by Jake Johnson; the only guy not playing himself. He was an interesting character to add. He shows he felt for the main character, being her friend. But he really wanted to end the movie. We have all felt like Charlyne sometimes. I know I have. That is why I had a connection to this film. So I think this film can only connect to certain audiences. There were some very interesting hand made scenes in the film with paper and other things. That was a nice little art style to add. I was enjoying this film all the way until the end. I will not ruin it, but I will say it was not what I wanted and I think it was a really bad move on their part to end it that way. But overall, a charming movie with a great cast of actors just playing themselves.


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