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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
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Lydia Yi ...
Mike Modrak ...
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Matthew Craig ...
Donald Skinner-Noble ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papierowe serce  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,494, 9 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,269,361, 25 October 2009
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Charlyne Yi wrote, and produced, as well as starred in Paper Heart (2009). See more »


Michael Cera: D you live around here?
Charlyne Yi: I don't wanna tell you where I live. I don't trust you.
Michael Cera: Oh, okay. You don't have to. I can look it up.
Charlyne Yi: Look it up? Is it on the internet?
Michael Cera: I can ask, someone.
Charlyne Yi: You'd do that?
Michael Cera: Probably.
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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 »


Performed by Michael Cera
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So scripted, dorky and shallow I feel bad for the film-makers.
24 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Awful! However I have to admit that I only watched about 10 minutes of it and it's possible it got better. Maybe it's for children or they figure our society is so ignorant they might just enjoy it. There was something about the scripted-ness of the opening scene that was so tedious I was blushing with embarrassment for the film-makers. I really tried to watch but I was hurting myself by slapping my forehead and cheeks so hard while wincing with disgust. Fortunately I had other films to watch. My girlfriend didn't want to watch it either (thank you)! If you know the story of the Emperor's New Clothes it seems to apply here. Maybe there were too many enthusiastic relatives used as a test audience. I consider it damaging to other mock-umentary films. This brings the whole genre down a notch.

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