Not so much a mockumentary as it is a doc-narrative hybrid, the film sees her on a quest to discover if there is such a thing as true love, which she doesn’t believe in.
Traveling with her filmmaker friend Nick (as in Jasenovec, but played onscreen by Jake Johnson) to meet real-life romance novelists, scientists, bikers and kids — all of whom have their own interpretations of love — Yi ultimately meets and begins a relationship with “Superbad” star Michael Cera, which gets complicated when the cameras don’t stop rolling. I have really bad rhythm, but I tried to play quietly.
JJ: We didn’t want people leaving and then still being like, “What’s going on? Originally, I was curious about love, and I was a bit skeptical myself.
Then she said that she made that song, hoping that she could win him (michael cera) back. I don’t really know what reason Michael Cera had for breaking-up with Charlyne but he’s old and mature so he probably knows how to make good decisions already.Maybe he has other plans for his future or maybe there’s just no spark in their relationship anymore (which I highly doubt because they have been together a lot since both of them starred in the film paper heart)Still, the Yi-Cera relationship gave the sweatpants community of geek girls hope that their precious wit and song writing skills were enough to keep a sensitive young man away the dopey taneroxic starlets of Hollywood. As a whip-smart commenter pointed out a love-affair with between Yi and Cera would have been like a “gummi bear getting it on with the Velveteen Rabbit.” We speculated that a boy with Cera’s sexual persona may in fact not have genitals, just a rainbow colored fleshy patch that sparkles when excited.I know this is an indie film and they've got to sell it to audiences, but some of the best parts are ruined in this trailer. If you know you already want to see this, then I suggest you skip the trailer, and just go anyway. ” AVC: What is it you don’t like about fictional love stories? It’s a new telling of the easy story of, “They meet, they like each other, it doesn’t work, it maybe works.” AVC: In scripting part of the film, did you lose any of the spontaneity you set out to capture?
Los Angeles-born comedienne Charlyne Yi seemed so adorably unassuming as one of Seth Rogen’s stoner buds in “Knocked Up,” in which she memorably comments to the pregnant Katherine Heigl: “You must be angry at the baby whenever it steals your food, huh?I spoke with Yi by phone, who introduced herself by telling me she had just gotten out of a drum circle. Yeah, we had an interview where part of it was being in drum circles. In “Paper Heart,” you play a semi-fictionalized version of yourself.How different is that Charlyne compared to the Charlyne I’m talking to now? Also, strangely, in order for me to play myself, Nick — the director — constantly had to remind me to calm down. It’s weird, for me to play realistically, I have to not be myself.How hard is it to get the word out there when things aren’t so neatly compartmentalized?PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 18: Actor Michael Cera and writer/actress Charlyne Yi of the film “Paper Heart” pose for a portrait at the Film Lounge Media Center during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009 in Park City, Utah. w=500" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-43" title="56521489" src="https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1.jpg? w=584" alt="56521489" srcset="https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1500w, https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1.jpg? w=150 150w, https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1.jpg? w=300 300w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /anyway, the video was live video of Charlyne Yi playing her own composition that she made for the person she loved (michael cera) that just recently broke-up with her.(Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images) " data-medium-file="https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://cybermemarty.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/hihi1.jpg? She started by playing light chords then she stopped after about 5 seconds and said that the song she made had no lyrics because her love for that person is so strong that it couldn’t be expressed in words.