Paper Heart Synopsis
Charlyne Yi does not believe in love. Or so she says. Well, at the very least, she doesn’t believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie's hide-and-seek attitude toward truth mirrors the intricacies of one lover getting to know another -- an arresting notion of the...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Enjoying this wondrous wisp of a something is easy, describing it is hard. Luckily, Charlyne Yi is an enchantress.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Doesn't always have a clear path, but that is part of its meandering appeal. It asks if true love exists, then renders it a rhetorical...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A quasi-documentary about love that is sweet, true and perhaps a little deceptive.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
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...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie’s a platypus: cute as the dickens but what the heck is it?
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The Hollywood Reporter

A "hybrid documentary" that bemusedly blurs the line between fact and fiction.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
While Cera is adorable, Yi’s faux ­naiveté is overplayed and her philosophical musings are underwhelming. But you won’t soon forget the...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Paper Heart is like a really special five-minute YouTube clip that goes on for an hour and a half.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A cute movie, a little too cute and a little too aware of its own cuteness.
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PAPER HEART - what a RIP-OFF! Rating: 10 out of 100. (Based on advance press preview)

This past week I just attended the advance press preview of this 1.5hr 'documentary' starring the talentless Charlyne Yi. If PAPER HEART was trying to be a documentary - it missed its mark big...

Paper waste of time

By pornoflicks
I bought tickets for this movie Paper Hearts, my lady and i walked off half way it was a big waste everybody was playing the same dried up indie role (Michael Cera). charlie chan yi what ever her...

Five Word Review

By culloli
worst movie seen this year...

oh dear Charlene

By schweig0
I saw this movie last night. The acting was kind of cheesy but that is possibly the point. It is a pseudo documentary that Charlene and Nick are putting together about love. She says that she is not...

"PAPER HEART" -- "Love" means Never having to say “It’s TRUE" -- Rating: 7.5 of 10 stars. =

By jimchudnow
In this, comedienne CHARLENE YI decides to work with her friend Nick Jasenovec (played by JAKE M. JOHNSON) to make a film about LOVE and what people think about it. Charlene claims she doesn't really...

Not The Paper Heart I Thought

By Marland Heart
I thought this movie was a guy who meets girl & all the romance & fllirting but it was docomenatry about a guy meeting a girl on a video camera & they get followed by camera but I will still see...

Stole my heart

By Akamu_Ra
I almost couldn't have loved this film more. It was layered, dynamic, original yet simple all at the same time. It lacked the sappiness common to most films about love but was addictively sweet. It...


By RM1
This is by far one of the best movies this year, excellent content and it will rock your heart !!!!! specially all the true love stories told by the actual real people that experienced it, its a...

Paper Heart

By Rich S
A very creative, adventurous and funny mock-umentary featuring cute and possibly deluded [in her role] Charlyne and the perfect foil for her demeanor, Michael Cera whose affect and impish smile tells...


By mattp183782
Had potential. Decent movie. Cera was funny as always but that's about all this movie has going for it....

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Rated PG-13 | For some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Quirky semi-documentary about love is cute for teens.
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