Paper Heart (film)

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Paper Heart
Paper heart.jpg
Promotional film poster
Directed byNicholas Jasenovec
Produced bySandra Murillo
Elise Salomon
Charlyne Yi
Written byNicholas Jasenovec
Charlyne Yi
StarringCharlyne Yi
Michael Cera
Jake Johnson
Music byCharlyne Yi
Michael Cera
CinematographyJay Hunter
Edited byRyan Brown
Distributed byOverture Films
Release date
  • August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,286,744

Paper Heart is a 2009 American romantic comedy film starring Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera as fictionalized versions of themselves based on their rumored relationship, though Yi has said they never dated.[1][2][3]

The plot for the film is based on Charlyne Yi's original idea of a documentary, which Nick Jasenovec suggested would be accentuated with a fictional storyline.[4][5]


Jake Johnson, Charlyne Yi, and Nick Jasenovec

The film follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about a subject she does not understand: love. As she and her good friend (and director) Nick search for answers and advice about love, Charlyne talks with friends, strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children. They each offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does true love really exist?

Shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera. As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency.




Critical reception[edit]

Paper Heart received mixed reviews by critics and currently holds a 57% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Box office[edit]

Paper Heart received a limited release on August 7, 2009, in the United States and Canada, making $1,286,744.


Paper Heart: Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedAugust 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)
ProducerAlden Penner

The soundtrack of Paper Heart was released on August 4, 2009 by Lakeshore Records and contains music composed primarily by Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi. Alden Penner was the producer.

Track listing
1."The Beginning"Michael Cera, Michael Cassady, Alden Penner, Adam Etinson2:56
2."Hope"Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner1:29
3."Mike Modrak"Michael Cera1:51
4."Now They're Really Getting to Know Each Other"Michael Cera, Alden Penner1:29
5."Children Are Ridiculous"Michael Cera, Alden Penner1:50
6."Symphony"Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner1:16
7."Don & Sally"Michael Cera, Mary Forrest, Jamie Wheeler, Alden Penner1:44
8."New York City Theme"Michael Cera, Alden Penner0:41
9."Magic Perfume"Charlyne Yi, Matt Davis2:18
10."Charlyne vs Charlyne"Michael Cera, Jeremy Konner1:18
11."The 11th Arrondissement"Zach Condon, Perrin Cloutier2:07
12."Sid & Mary Beth"Michael Cera, Michael Cassady, Alden Penner2:23
13."Moon Waltz"Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Alden Penner1:06
14."Chivalrous Galloping For Thy Love"Michael Cera, Alden Penner1:23
15."Psychic?"Michael Cera, Alden Penner0:51
16."Lois & Sully"Michael Cera, Alden Penner, Dan Ring, Charlyne Yi1:51
17."Learning"Michael Cera, Alden Penner2:35
18."Flying Away"Michael Cera2:00
19."Creepy Town"Michael Cera0:34
20."Sprinkling"Charlyne Yi2:00
21."Twin Dream Phoenix"Alden Penner, Aiden Jeffery, Michael Speleit, Nathan Gage, Marie-Claire Saindon, Nicholas Scribner, Ben Borden3:10
22."Girl With The Microphone"Michael Cera, Charlyne Yi, Mary Forrest, Alden Penner2:05


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