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Paper Heart -- Charlyne Yi, a modern-day skeptic, embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't understand: Love.  Soon after filming, Charlyne's quest takes on a fresh new urgency when she meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera.
Paper Heart -- Theatrical trailer for Paper Heart.
Paper Heart -- Charlyne Yi interviews Bobcat Goldthwaite for Paper Heart.
Paper Heart -- Interview: Jake M. Johnson "On the film"
Paper Heart -- Paper Heart short segment starring Paul Scheer and Charlyne Yi.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Nicholas Jasenovec (written by) &
Charlyne Yi (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
28 August 2009 (USA) 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 & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Controversial Movie See more (36 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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Trivia:
Charlene's guitar that is featured mostly in the special features is a pink Danelectro '59M NOS.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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Movie Connections:
References "The Muppet Show" (1976)See more »

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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
A Controversial Movie, 14 December 2009
Author: BasSmurf from United States

As you may have noticed with all the comments, this movie might be mediocre, terrible, great, or some weird combo. I'm one of those who think this was a great movie, but I hope to explain the discrepancies.

First, let's get my biases out of the way, so that you can judge my comment accordingly. I am a Michael Cera fan. I am an indie movie fan, but not an aficionado. I wanted to see this movie. I'm a young guy who likes some romantic movies, but they have to be rather good. I didn't know anything about this movie aside from what the trailer tells me. I think that does it.

A lot of the comments on IMDb about this movie center around the format. I agree that the style is important to talk about, but not the only thing. The style is documentary, but with certain deviating aspects. It isn't Blair Witch Project; it has decent editing and lighting. The angle is natural, all from a guy or three carrying cameras. Certain scenes are done in paper cutouts in paper scenery and wires for movement. These are usually the scenes that they didn't catch on camera and are important to the plot. These scenes are really charming because of their scale and their construction.

The "acting" is also good. The most controversial aspect of this movie is the content, or the plot. Some think that this movie is either simply an observation of life or a movie about an observation of life. Either real or reel, some might say. I tend towards some middle ground. I think that this movie is a documentary about real life including a documentary about real life. There are staged things and things that look really genuine, so I think that it's more of an embellished real story. The cynic in me thinks that a lot of it is fake, but they did a really convincing job so I hope its all real.

If you are an optimist, this story will be really cute and lovable. If you believe it to be faked, it's a bad movie. That is why I think it is mostly genuine, if not completely. If this was produced in any really directed way, it would not have included some things in it that it did. But then again, they could have included it to make you think that. Whether you're paranoid about that sort of thing is beside the point. This movie feels very real. I know some of my dates were almost exactly like some in this movie. Charlyne is believable and so is Michael Cera.

Michael Cera plays a really cool guy with a cute awkward disposition. If you're a fan of Michael Cera, you'll recognize his characteristic style, but now I believe that style to be more of just how he is instead of an acting style. Regardless, he's endearing. Charlyne is also really lovable because she's funny and easily embarrassed. The two are quite genuine and work really well together because of their similar personalities.

Overall, a cute and lovable movie. The ending is unsatisfactory, but that's because there is no end that would fit the story and remain truthful to real life.

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