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Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 August 2009 (USA)
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Paper Heart is a movie starring Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, and Jake Johnson. 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:
... Herself
... Michael Cera
... Nicholas Jasenovec (as Jake M. Johnson)
Gill Summers ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Luciano Yi ... Himself
Lydia Yi ... Herself
Mike Modrak ... Himself
Bill Hase ... Himself
Matthew Craig ... Himself
Donald Skinner-Noble ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
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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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Overture Films

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papierowe serce  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$219,494, 9 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,269,361, 25 October 2009
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Charlyne Yi wrote, and produced, as well as starred in Paper Heart (2009). See more »

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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 The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Devotion
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All She Needs Is Love (but does she really want it?)
19 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Charlyne Yi claims she doesn't believe in love (although she seems to want to believe in it). She and her friend,director Nicholas Jasenovec (on camera played by actor,Jake M.Johnson,so that the real Nicholas Jasenovec can spend time behind the camera) hit the road to try and (somehow)answer her questions by interviewing anybody who is willing to talk on camera. In the middle of all this,actor Michael Cera (Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist,Juno,Superbad)somehow strikes up a friendship with Yi,which somehow manages to turn into a relationship (of sorts). Of course,turns out to shift the focus in the film a bit. Other talking heads figure in this pseudo documentary cum mockumentary (actor/writer/director, Seth Rogan,who is a friend of Yi's,briefly turns up to put in his two cents worth). Along the way,we find out a little more about Charlyne Yi (besides being an actress,she's also a part time musician who actually writes & performs some of the songs in this film). Further down the road (ouch!---bad pun---my bad!), Charlyne & Michael start to get a bit tired of being in the camera lens when they just want a little down time to be alone together. Charlyne Yi seems a bit too tentative in her portrayal of herself at times. Worth taking a look at if you enjoy quirky,youth oriented film fare such as the above mentioned. Rated PG-13 by the MPAA for a bit of rude language & some mature content.


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