I wrote about musician/comedian/artist Charlyne Yi’s new mockumentary, Paper Heart, earlier and I was fortunate enough to attend an early screening of the film earlier this month. Conclusion? Paper Heart perfectly captures Yi’s struggle to understand true love and her inability to fall in love. (Also, Jozjozjoz makes a great movie date.)
In the film, Charlyne travels across the country with director friend Nick Jasenovec (played by Jake M. Johnson) to interview professors, writers, children and various couples about their experiences and opinions over love and romance, all while unexpectedly discovering a heart of her own in Michael Cera.
It’s pretty much as adorable as it sounds, and the film successfully combines Yi’s sweet humor (with plenty of comedian cameos), artistry and genuine honesty in trying to figure out what keeps two human beings together. Though I haven’t quite figured out how much of Paper Heart is fictional, since it’s well known that Yi and Cera did date in real life, the story itself is well worthy for its reminder about finding that special someone in your life.
I know I’m not alone in my opinion, as Paper Heart already won the Screenwriting Award at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It’s set to be released August 14th, 2009 and I hope you all drag your significant others (or that cute guy from Starbucks) to see this movie, like me!