I’m going to have to confess that I watched this 4 times in a row. I mean not all in one sitting, but one for each day that I had this rented. I just can’t get enough of Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera.
Paper Heart is a mockumentary about Charlyne’s quest to find out what love means and why she can’t seem to feel it. She takes a roadtrip across the States with her friend Nick (Jake Johnson) and interviews people from a variety of backgrounds and even hears some of their personal stories of love and love lost. While shooting the documentary she meets Michael Cera (who plays himself) and from there an entire subplot of their burgeoning relationship develops. Charlyne’s conflict with her cynicism of love and Michael’s lovable nature makes for a quirky on screen relationship. I died a little inside. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to come up with a cuter song than “You Smell Like Christmas”. Stop it (but don’t actually, I’m in love with you both)
By the way, if any of you were wondering what all the hip kids were singing in the bedroom with Michael, it is “Devotion” by Weezer. Just figured that one out.
I completely forgot to mention that Charlyne Yi used her wonderful multimedia shorts to illustrate the personal stories of her subjects. They are A+. I feel ooey gooey, golden and nostalgic in my heart. I love that feeling.
"What’s your idea of a perfect date?"
"Take them to Applebees and get them some hot wings."
92/100 cats wearing socks