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Paper Heart Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
Twee mockumentary bestills love-seeking hipster hearts.
Simon Miraudo
October 27, 2010
Paper Heart doesn't unearth the meaning of 'love' (spoiler alert?) but it at least shows us how real human beings deal with all those confusing emotions that might equal something close to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Deigman
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
There are so many things about the film that could have been annoying (...) but the story is so refreshing and honest that it would be almost impossible to find anything annoying here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Lippe
December 25, 2009
Yi's worldview is best represented by a song she writes for Cera, a Weezer-esque bit of nerd rock called You Smell Like Christmas. At first the song is irritating, but it sticks in your head and just like Paper Heart, the song is annoyingly hummable.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 13, 2009
An extremely irritating, narcissistic picture.
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Sarah Cohen
Time Out
November 6, 2009
The segments featuring real people are genuinely affecting, but the realisation that everything else is probably being acted - that truth may be polluted by hoax - gives this otherwise lightweight film a sly, subversive edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nikki Baughan
Little White Lies
November 6, 2009
Like Yi herself, the film may seem at times rather na´ve in its outlook, but it's also honest and entertaining.
Lara Martin
Digital Spy
November 6, 2009
Where Paper Heart does shine, however, is in the reflections of the general public and few will fail to be moved by their truly inspiring and heartwarming stories of true love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Harley
Total Film
November 6, 2009
Yi is a unique tour guide, her deadpan demeanour, embarrassed giggle and horn-rimmed specs generating non-starry appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
November 6, 2009
The film becomes more bewitching the more it loses direction. Yi stops questioning strangers and starts questioning herself. She also interrogates the ability, or inability, of cinema to follow love into its deepest mazes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
November 6, 2009
A heart-warmer to make a cynic grin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
November 6, 2009
Yi and Cera are both excellent, though the film is considerably hampered by the lack of any real chemistry between them and their romance fails to convince as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2009
Sort of like a twee version of Curb Your Enthusiasm, it's this blurring of fact and fiction that transforms Paper Heart into a rom-com for the cynical reality-TV age, one that smartly uses documentary elements to provide real heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alicia Malone
FILMINK (Australia)
September 22, 2009
The sweet sincerity that Yi portrays makes her an ideal documentary host and subject in this touching, low budget documentary.

Empire Magazine Australasia
September 21, 2009
A sweet, kooky doco-drama that has plenty of heart, albeit a paper one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 19, 2009
Compelling when you least expect it, this feature-documentary hybrid juggles fact and fiction in dizzying fashion when actress/ comedienne Charlyne Yi embarks on a road trip whose destination is love
August 20, 2009
Paper Heart is a kooky, gentle movie that's all about love, and well worth a look with an open heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 20, 2009
Paper Heart isn't terribly deep, but it's disarmingly sweet, and the various comic actors always work hard to keep things lively.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 19, 2009
Paper Heart gets by on easygoing charm, rather like Yi herself, whose low-fi comedy is built upon us rooting for her, perhaps hoping that surely there's more magnetism to her than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 16, 2009
This is one of the best if not the best movie about love that has come out this year! I would even say it's one of the best movies of the year. And that's largely because of this summer's greatest special effect, Charlyne Yi!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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