Friday, August 21, 2009

This is not a sponsored post. Or is it?

No it isn't, but like the movie I'm going to talk about, Paper Heart, it's always good to keep people guessing. (I know there's been a a lot of controversy in the blogosphere lately about people getting paid for posts, and I just wanted to make things perfectly clear: Who in their right mind would pay me for this? Although it sure would have helped, because that $30 bucket of popcorn and those $15 Twizzlers really put a dent in my wallet.)

The 'mockumentary' stars comedian Charlyne Yi and chronicles her search for true love, but the audience is never quite sure which parts are real and which parts are fiction. Along the way Yi meets and falls in love with actor Michael Cera, who plays himself. The big question surrounding the film is, were Yi and Cera ever dating or were they just playing a couple for the sake of the movie? The fact that I'm intrigued enough to even write a post about it says a lot about the persuasiveness of the movie. Or does it just mean I'm sorely in need of a hobby? There I go with the whole keep-you-guessing thing again! Ka-ching!

Paper Heart was just one of the movies I took Kira and Kiyomi and their friends to see this summer. Like many of the others, this fell squarely into the tween-teen-chick-flick genre that Rigel avoids like the plague, movies that make him say things like, "You girls go and bond," and "Please don't make me go see that crappy movie." That's not to say I didn't like the movie - I really did - but the cuteness and 'twee' factor were a big part of it's charm, and when Rigel asked me how it was and I said, "It would have made you want to shoot yourself right there in the theater," he knew exactly what I meant.

But I loved this movie and would recommend seeing it, if only for Charlene Yi's quirkiness and also for the puppet segments that illustrate some of the backstories of the characters - the puppets and sets were actually made by Yi and her dad. (Also, it's around a billion times better than another movie I took the girls to see, I Love You Beth Cooper, that made me want to march right up to the box office and demand the last 102 minutes of my life back, with interest.)

Here's a trailer from the movie, but mind you, I will have to charge you to watch it.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

tags: | |

Pin It


  1. Now I want to see the movie, not to mention a 5 lb jar of Twizzlers. At least I think so.

  2. Just saw this last night! I loved it, but I agree - my husband would not have been able to sit through it. Although it seemed to be a very popular 'date night' movie.

  3. I'm fascinated. Mainly because she's 23 and seems immensely talented. Would love to see it. (although, being as I've seen approximately one movie in the theater since 2008, things not looking too promising.)

  4. It looks cute! I wonder if Michael Cera will be able to land some roles that aren't "awkward teenager" when he gets to be a little older...

  5. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  6. I went and saw Julie & Julia last night, against my better judgment, and watched an extended trailer for Paper Heart. I'd seen teasers, but now I really want to see this.

    It doesn't hurt that I adore Michael Cera. I became a fan of Charlotte Yi after her YouTube auditions for Saturday Night Live, played against Fred Armisen. If you haven't seen them, you have to watch.

  7. Hi... Looking ways to market your blog? try this:

  8. It seems good movie I'll watch it and will tell my friends :)


Related Posts with Thumbnails