Paper Heart
Paper Heart (2009)

Real-life sweethearts Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi star in a fictionalized version of their romance in this indie semi-documentary comedy, written by Yi. Playing themselves, Yi and Cera embark on a scripted version of their own story. In… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Equal parts charming and refreshing, Paper Heart is a quirky mockumentary led by the endearing Charlyne Yi.

Sarah Cohen
Time Out

The segments featuring real people are genuinely affecting, but the realisation that everything else is probably being acted - that truth may be polluted by hoax - gives this otherwise lightweight film a sly, subversive edge.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Cute? If you say so. Funny? If I had a nickel for every time I laughed, I'd have a dime.

Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Twee mockumentary bestills love-seeking hipster hearts.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[An] unbearably twee mockumentary about the meaning of love.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This movie may be sickly sweet, but it's harmless; and as a handcrafted antidote to a toxic toy story like G.I.Joe, Paper Heart has healing properties.

Simon Miraudo

Paper Heart doesn't unearth the meaning of 'love' (spoiler alert?) but it at least shows us how real human beings deal with all those confusing emotions that might equal something close to it.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Paper Heart gets by on easygoing charm, rather like Yi herself, whose low-fi comedy is built upon us rooting for her, perhaps hoping that surely there's more magnetism to her than this.

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James Berardinelli

It's easy to see how this quirky, offbeat approach could seem refreshing within the rarefied, hermetic atmosphere of a festival. Elsewhere, however, it comes across as amateurish and considerably less charming.

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Simon Foster

Ultimately, one doubts that even the parts that seemed real are real, and the entire house-of-cards comes tumbling down.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
A story about love that's taking on a life of its own. Average movie that needed a better ending!"Paper Heart" doesn't have any real… More
Michael S
Really short, has it's moments of quirk and few laughs here and there, but the lead (Charlyne Yi, who I like in small doses as evident in KNOCKED UP)… More
Melvin White
"A story about love that's taking on a life of it's own." Paper Heart is an odd and extremely off beat fake documentary. What's more… More
Cast: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake M. Johnson, Demetri Martin, Seth Rogen, Paul Rust, Derek Waters, Martin Starr, Sarah Baker Director: Nicholas… More
Jennifer Xu
Oh my god, I'm usually not that shallow, but Charlyne Yi is so unattractive and awkward I literally could not watch for any longer. Girlfriend best not act… More
Megan S