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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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Nicholas Jasenovec
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlyne Yi ... Herself
Michael Cera ... Michael Cera
Jake Johnson ... Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
Gill Summers Gill Summers ... Himself
Martin Starr ... Himself
Seth Rogen ... Himself
Demetri Martin ... Himself
Luciano Yi Luciano Yi ... Himself
Lydia Yi Lydia Yi ... Herself
Mike Modrak Mike Modrak ... Himself
Bill Hase Bill Hase ... Himself
Matthew Craig Matthew Craig ... Himself
Donald Skinner-Noble Donald Skinner-Noble ... Himself
Derek Waters ... Himself
Matthew Bass ... Himself
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Storyline

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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Overture Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papierowe serce See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,494, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$1,269,361
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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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Crazy Credits

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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The 11th Arrondissement
Written and recorded by Zach Condon
Cello played by Perrin Cloutier
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Kissed Nine Bucks Goodbye
29 August 2009 | by cheryllynecox-1See all my reviews

The basic conceit of this movie rather self-destructs as the line between documentary and reality show is deliberately blurred by cast and crew. Some people have described this film as quirky, but instead, I found it self-indulgent and contrived. Well, most of it anyway. I didn't believe for a moment that Charlyne Yi doubted that love, romantic love, is achievable, but alternately, I would suggest that she pretends she isn't lovable, and effectively, that affectation is less than adorable. Methinks she doth protest too much....

Some of the people interviewed had compelling stories, but nothing exceptionally profound, or remarkable. The film's conclusion left me rooting for the camera operator. Matter of fact, midway through the film I delayed making a trip to the restroom because I was certain I would miss the one essential element that would make "Paper Heart" worthwhile. As you might imagine, I was relieved when the credits finally rolled.


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