Paper Heart follows Charlyne Yi as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn t understand: Love. As she and her friend and director Nicholas Jasenovec, together search for answers and advice, you get the idea that this new generation s cynicism isn t the whole story. On their journey, Charlyne talks with an eclectic array of friends and acquaintances, including scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. They offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does love really exist? Shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a man after own heart, Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on camera, the pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a new urgency when she risks losing the person closest to her heart. Combining elements of storytelling, reality and fantasy, Paper Heart brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story.
How cute is this movie? Totally! Adorable stand-up and musician Charlyne Yi doesn t believe in love. So she embarks on a whimsical road trip across America to find out what love is. Bikers, gay couples, scientists, elderly couples, starry-eyed teens, romance novelists, her pal Seth Rogen, and a Vegas Elvis impersonator offer musings on that happy state that leave her more bewildered. But when Michael Cera starts wooing her, her scepticism wavers in this captivating mix of documentary and mockumentary that plays with what s real and what s fantasy. You really want them to be a couple, they are that darling, in a heart-warmer to make a cynic grin. --Angie Errigo, Empire
Sweet, warm, playful and slyly truthful, Charlyne Li's love quest is mapped with equal parts cheek and charm --Kevin Harley, TOTAL FILM
"A comedy gem that'll melt your heart ****" --David Edwards, THE MIRROR