Paper Heart (PG)

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Time Out says

Tue Nov 3 2009

Geeky comedian and actress Charlyne Yi (best known for a supporting role in ‘Knocked Up’) doesn’t believe in love. So she sets out to make a documentary asking ordinary folk – from elderly couples to schoolkids – what love means to them, illustrating their stories with home-made cardboard puppets to a ‘Juno’-esque anti-folk soundtrack. But Yi’s cynicism takes a bashing when, while filming at a party, she meets and falls for geek heartthrob Michael Cera (above). As the two start dating, the film begins to focus on their relationship. But are they really a couple? Is this really a documentary? The fact that Yi and co-writer/director Nicholas Jasenovec won a screenwriting award at Sundance suggests not. Yet it works on both levels. On the surface, this is a perfectly serviceable cutesy rom-com. 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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PG

UK release:

Fri Nov 6, 2009

Duration:

88 mins

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cristmae

Film is full of humor that makes me feel refreshing comforting mostly on romantic part. I'm going to watch it again using my audio/video devices which I newly brought from EPSON.

cristmae

Film is full of humor that makes me feel refreshing comforting mostly on romantic part. I'm going to watch it again using my audio/video devices which I newly brought from EPSON.

Sugarkane

The most heart-warming, funny and romantic film I've seen for years! This tops 500 Days of Summer in the 'indie romcom' stakes.

Sugarkane

The most heart-warming, funny and romantic film I've seen for years! This tops 500 Days of Summer in the 'indie romcom' stakes.