|Reviewed on 2009-08-14|
|Received|| out of 4 stars|
“Paper Heart” is a documentary about love, or the search for the understanding of the four letter word. Charlyne Yi does not believe in love at least that is what she thinks. Personal experiences have turned her into a skeptic. In her quest for finding out what true love is she finds a wide array of answers and advice.
Her mission starts out in Sin City – Las Vegas. Of course the people on the Vegas strip can tell you all about love…As she and her good friend (and director) Nicholas search for the answers of love, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. All answering her questions with their own diverse answers on modern romance, still begging the question if true love really exist?
A quarter of the way into filming, Charlyne meets a boy who seems to want to help her find the love she is so desperately missing. After her heart, Michael Cera, develops a relationship with Charlyne on camera. Will the risk of taking that leap towards love be worth the dangers of falling flat?
“Paper Heart” offers a new way of mixing documentary, storytelling, reality and fantasy. Being fresh and new, the storyline was overall boring. The most thrilling parts would be the interviewing of the crowds on the Vegas strip and of the young children. The remaining time of “Paper Heart” was unbearable for me to watch and pretty much put me to sleep or had me wondering who put the time and effort into making the paper cut outs as characters for the storytelling. A confusing tale of love that will have you questioning your love of film making.
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