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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Nicholas Jasenovec (written by) &
Charlyne Yi (written by)
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Release Date:
1 October 2009 (Singapore) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A story about love that's taking on a life of its own.
Plot:
Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(311 articles)
User Reviews:
Predictable and somewhat flawed, but still enjoyable See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Charlyne Yi ... Herself

Michael Cera ... Himself

Jake Johnson ... Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
Gill Summers ... Himself

Martin Starr ... Himself

Seth Rogen ... Himself

Demetri Martin ... Himself
Luciano Yi ... Himself
Lydia Yi ... Herself
Mike Modrak ... Himself
Bill Hase ... Himself
Matthew Craig ... Himself
Donald Skinner-Noble ... Himself

Derek Waters ... Himself

Matthew Bass ... Himself
Brendan Paul ... Himself
Charolette Richards ... Herself
Aengus Devine ... Himself
James 'Jester' Lattig ... Himself
Kim 'Redneck Kim' Williams ... Himself
Mary Beth Hardy ... Herself
Sidney Hardy ... Himself
Sarah Baker ... Herself
David Sartor ... Himself
John Pivovarnick ... Himself
Don Emerson ... Himself
Sally Emerson ... Herself
Kirsti Manna ... Herself
Bill Warner ... Himself
Lois Sullivan ... Herself
Bob Sullivan ... Himself
Dan Edelstein ... Himself
Mary Ann Edelstein ... Herself
Morgan Williams ... Himself
Caitlyn Felder ... Herself
Faith Shannon ... Herself

Given Sharp ... Herself

David Chandler ... Himself (as David Harber)
Colin Froe ... Himself
Evan Froe ... Himself
Marley Froe ... Herself
Gabrielle Felder ... Herself
Arthur Dante Hite ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
DeMorge Brown ... Himself
Deamor Yi ... Herself

Paul Rust ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Nicholas Jasenovec 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nicholas Jasenovec (written by) &
Charlyne Yi (written by)

Produced by
Kate Eastridge .... associate producer (as Katie Hodgkins)
Nicholas Jasenovec .... executive producer
Sandra Murillo .... producer
Elise Salomon .... producer
Charlyne Yi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Cera (original music by)
Charlyne Yi (original music by)
 
Cinematography by
Jay Hunter 
 
Film Editing by
Ryan Brown 
 
Casting by
Eileen Kennedy 
 
Art Department
Stacy Fuegen .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Richard Branca .... sound facilities coordinator
Anita Cannella .... foley artist
Devendra Damon Cleary .... production sound mixer
Alan Decker .... sound re-recording mixer
Amy Kane .... foley artist
Mike Marino .... foley mixer
Tobias Poppe .... sound editor
Eryne Prine .... foley supervisor
Jacob Riehle .... supervising sound editor
Brian Smith .... adr mixer
Jon Wakeham .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Danny Durr .... gaffer: additional photography
Ben Gamble .... camera operator
Jeff Hall .... assistant camera
Robby Hart .... assistant camera: additional photography
Jay Hunter .... camera operator
Clint Kasparian .... assistant camera
Justina Mintz .... still photographer
John Orphan .... camera operator
John Orphan .... director of photography: puppet recreations unit
Melvina M. Rapoza .... assistant camera: puppet recreations unit
J. Aaron Stinde .... gaffer: puppet recreations unit
 
Editorial Department
Rose Calabrese .... colorist
Joe Cook .... colorist
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor
Dave Massey .... assistant editor
Ray Miller .... on-line editor
Jyrki Rantasuo .... post-production consultant
Michael Sohcot .... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Kyle Biane .... music recording engineer
Marc Cantone .... composer: additional music
Michael Daniel Cassady .... musician
Zach Condon .... composer: additional music
Mary Forrest .... musician
Jeremy Konner .... musician
Alden Penner .... music producer
Alden Penner .... musician
Dan Ring .... musician (as Daniel Ring)
Marie-Claire Saindon .... musician
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Jamie Kaye Wheeler .... musician (as Jamie Wheeler)
Charlyne Yi .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Lance Cherniet .... transportation coordinator
Arlene Halpenny-Heeley .... driver: cast
Ken Kaplan .... transportation coordinator
J.R. Mallon .... driver
Michael Pacheco .... driver
Robert Renfro .... driver
Shawnee Spittal .... driver
Laurence Tozzi .... driver
Matthew R. Zboyovski .... driver
 
Other crew
Steve Berman .... completion bond
Giovanni Cuarez .... production insurance
Donald Gallant .... production assistant
Kevin King .... production controller
Kristofer King .... payroll coordinator
Jeremy Milota .... assistant production accountant
Casey O'Connor .... production assistant
Gisele Perez .... catering services
Russell Smith .... production legal services
Adam Stone .... production resources
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... production resources
Charlyne Yi .... puppet designer
Luciano Yi .... puppet designer
Meagan Zimbeck .... guide
Daniel Villagomez .... business and legal affairs (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Matthew Patrick Davis .... thanks
Joel Geist .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some language
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:PG | Singapore:M18 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | South Korea:12 | UK:PG | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44873)
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Seth Rogen:Your love glass is half full.See more »

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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Predictable and somewhat flawed, but still enjoyable, 29 November 2009
Author: I_Might_Be_A_Duck from United States

Let me start off by saying, "I don't like Michael Cera." Awkward. Quiet. Almost prepubescent. He's displayed the same characteristics in every role. It's exhausting! That being said, Paper Heart wasn't a film I was too hyped about seeing. But the premise is what got me. Faux-documentary starring musician/comedian Charlyne Yi as herself questioning, "Does true love exist?" Along the way, Yi meets with that loathsome robot of an actor Michael Cera, also playing himself. Their meeting and continuing friendship and eventual relationship becomes a center point for the documentary as the filmmaker Nicholas Jasenovec, not being played by himself but by actor Jake Johnson, tries to find out if Charlyne is finding true love.

Now, already knowing that I am a Michael Cera hater, you would think that I would have instantly written off the film the moment he appears on screen. Well. You'd be mistaken. We're shown a more toned down awkwardness of Michael Cera. He's more laid back and actually kind of suave, in his own weird Michael Cera way. It was actually... refreshing! The relationship between Charlyne and Michael actually seems genuine. They exhibit a great amount of chemistry. Their evolution from acquaintances to friends to boyfriend/girlfriend is believable, which naturally benefits the film.

Charlyne Yi also has nice chemistry with the strangers she encounters and questions about the matters of the heart. The interviewees tell charming and convincing stories that do come off as real, unscripted moments. Overall, Yi shines through in every scene. She's natural. Funny. Cute. Bubbling with enthusiasm.

By now, all movie-goers are familiar with the quirky, romantic comedy and the mockumentary. And Paper Heart does fall prey to an all-too-familiar style. The evolution of the characters is predictable. It progresses just like a normal romantic comedy would. (Not going to spoil the ending.) The "documentary" crew must have contained at least 3 or 4 camera operators. All the angles are covered. Edits between cameras are done with nearly precise accuracy. Normally, I would smile graciously upon such precision. But it doesn't quite work for Paper Heart. The film comes across more like a narrative film than a documentary, which you wouldn't think director Jasenovec would be going for. It sort of clashes a bit with the delightful chemistry between the actors in many cases and makes their performances seem more contrived than real.

Still, Paper Heart is a cute and enjoyable film. Michael Cera is a SURPRISINGLY good character and Charlyne Yi is as cute as a button. Predictable? Yes. Sappy? Yes. But still enjoyable. It's got heart. A heart stronger than the title might suggest. Paper Heart will be enjoyable for its target audience and may even be a good movie for adult couples to see. Love is a game of risk taking and can't be explained by anybody. Just take a chance. And if you liked Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (I did not) or Juno (One great of '08) or just want to enjoy a cute little love story then take a chance on Paper Heart.

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