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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

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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:

Paper Heart See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$219,494, 9 August 2009

Gross USA:

$1,274,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,296,971
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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

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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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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I Want To Know What Love Is
15 December 2009 | by valis1949See all my reviews

Charlyne Yi, star of the faux-documentary, PAPER HEART, takes a most controversial stand on The Cosmology of Love. Not only has she never been in love, but she doesn't feel that it will ever happen to her because True Love might not even exist. And, after a random series of interviews and events, she creates a very strong defense for her position. While watching the film you are constrained to consider how silly and weak are the reasons and justifications that most people seem to have for their 'True Love'. The folks that were interviewed didn't seem to have any more valid cause to believe in 'True Love' than a six year old has a factual basis for a belief in Santa Clause. They all seemed to describe a 'wondrous experience', but I couldn't help thinking that it could also be seen as a 'delightful delusion'. PAPER HEART seems to demonstrate that most of what we suppose is 'True Love' is nothing more than heartfelt wishes which change into conviction over time. As one partner related how she first became aware of her love for her husband, I thought it was most revealing to watch closely the expression on her partner's face as her tale unfolded. Throughout most of the exchange, his expression seemed disconcerting at best. PAPER HEART is a small, light, and engaging film, and Charlyne Yi has more than enough charm to pull off the premise, but after the film ended, it left me with the feeling that maybe Arranged Marriages were not such a bad idea. And, maybe she does too.


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