Must Watch: Official Trailer for Charlyne Yi's Paper Heart

April 20, 2009
Source: Apple

Paper Heart Trailer

Overture Films, who actually just bought this film a few weeks ago, has debuted the trailer for Paper Heart, the faux-documentary starring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi that debuted at Sundance this year. For a bit of clarification - this is not a real documentary and it was actually scripted, however, as far as I know, Cera and Yi are dating in real life. 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. But if you're unsure, then maybe you should check it out.

I actually really enjoyed this a lot more than I was expecting to when I saw it at Sundance (read my review), and would definitely suggest it to anyone who is even mildly interested from this trailer or otherwise.

Watch the official trailer for Charlyne Yi's Paper Heart:

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You can also watch the trailer for Paper Heart in High Definition on Apple

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. Paper Heart follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand.

Paper Heart is directed by first-time filmmaker Nicholas Jasenovec. The screenplay was co-written by Jasenovec and Charlyne Yi, a stand up comedian who you may recognize from her cameos in Knocked Up or Semi-Pro. This debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year and won the Waldo Scott Screenwriting Award. Overture Films is bringing Paper Heart to limited theaters starting on August 7th this year.

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Saw this film at Sundance this year and HATED it. Charlyne Yi is not funny and her awkward style of humor becomes dull within the first 10 minutes of the film. The inclusion of Michael Cera is just a way to draw a larger audience to the film. This is neither witty, nor charming; rather, it is a self indulgent faux-documentary by Yi and Co. that wants to be cute and funny but lacks the necessary charm. My advice: skip it ENTIRELY!

Solly on Apr 20, 2009


hot wings.

Adam on Apr 20, 2009


looks . . . uninteresting

Scott McHenry on Apr 20, 2009


i love those guys from knocked up, superbad, sarah marshall, should be good..

Ronald Cabuhat on Apr 20, 2009


I just farted. More interesting than this trailer.

nem on Apr 20, 2009


lol # 5 yeah doesnt seem that interesting I want to watch 500 days of summer....

DarkPadme on Apr 20, 2009


Ha ha ha did you see ben afleck running away!! Awesome!!

Unseen on Apr 21, 2009


Am I the only one tired of seeing these same few actors used in every other comedy?

Luminaire on Apr 21, 2009


at #8- I am with you!! I can't stand Michael Cera...he's overated and just not funny!! He need to go away for a few years and take some more challening roles and eat something!! he's not the funny skinny kid at all..not even in superbad.. the only thing i have liked him in was Arrested Development! But since then he has played the same character in everything he does and it gets boring!!!

Luke on Apr 21, 2009


OK LUKE!!1 loser..i think this won't be bad, but it wont be too good either. anyhu, i'm in it for cera

twispious on Apr 21, 2009


i'd rather watch ice melt than this movie. i might rent it if i have trouble sleeping.

dan on Apr 21, 2009


You guys are a pretty bitter bunch, aren't you?

captain subtext on Apr 21, 2009


"Going to Applebees and getting hot wings!" Ahhh, is there any greater date than that? I approve this movie...

????? on Apr 21, 2009


I love this group of actors, but I have never really been a fan of Yi. I actually just watched knocked up last night for the hell of it and it is a great example of why she isn't funny. She just seems out of place the entire time, which I think is the point, but ultimately fails.

Stevo on Apr 21, 2009


Whjat is the music near the end?!

Gab on Apr 21, 2009


Why all the hate. I think the movie looks really funny.

Dylan on Apr 21, 2009


it's probably one of charlyne's songs.

Fuelbot on Apr 21, 2009


I agree with captain subtext. I think this film looks great. Are any of the actor's fantastic? Oscar Worthy? No, but they do bring a heart and something fun to a film that's purely for entertainment purposes. Give it a chance! You might actually end up finding something amazing in something simple. I'll be seeing this..

Lexie on Apr 21, 2009


I'm sorry but I really just don't like Yi, shes too awkward, and not awkwardly cute or funny but awkward annoying. Had they replaced her I think I may be looking forward to this a litle more.

Movieraider321 on Apr 21, 2009


SNOOZE!! Not my type of film but hope people who do wach it enojy it at least

GL-FAN on Apr 21, 2009


Looks ok imo, it will surely find his audience.

cine_phil on Apr 21, 2009


im definitely not watchin this 1, if anything i'll rent it just 2 laugh when that lil girl talks about applebees and chicken wings

Castro on Apr 21, 2009


I watched the trailer, and now I wanna hear #5's fart. Couldn't be any worse, and according to him, it was more entertaining. I'm gonna go ahead and take his word on that... still would've liked to hear it though.

Dan on Apr 21, 2009


holy shit, this looks terrible. I think I'm starting to get sick of michael cera and his awkward-style comedy. Being socially inept like that is just not funny anymore. I have tons of friends who are the biggest nerds or geeks or whatever (although nowadays that is almost a compliment, and most people are "nerdy" in some way) and NO ONE I KNOW ACTS LIKE THIS. It is just being weird and awkward, and I get sick of that, in real life no one would have anything to do with this person, lol.

jman571 on Apr 21, 2009


lol!! @ taking somebody to applebees to get them hot wings ill put this movie when i wanna get into a hipster chicks pants

mrmr on Apr 22, 2009


@nem, no joke, i farted too. i was all...oooooh warm...wait what did i miss?

dan on Apr 23, 2009


Hey I loved it and shed a tear, its funny how charlyne and mike are total opposites.

Troy on Jul 30, 2009


The movie is horrible. Not funny at all, just annoying. Turned it off after 20 minutes of watching because I was scared I was gonna shoot myself.

Rodney on Dec 9, 2009


I hate hate hate this movie. No idea why it is categorized as a comedy. Totally waste of my $1 at redbox and a wonderful night. Charlyne Yi is the least charming movie character I've ever seen.

Gee on Jan 31, 2010


Charlyne's laugh makes me want to cry. I don't think I've ever been so annoyed by an actor/actress.

Weewo on Mar 27, 2011

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