PAPER HEART Add To My Top 10

Searching for Love in All the Wrong Places

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Release Date: August 07, 2009

Starring: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, and Nicholas Jasenovec

Genre: Documentary

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 88 minutes

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Robert Clasen, Chairman/CEO
Starz LLC (Overture Films, Starz Entertainment, Anchor Bay Entertainment)
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Englewood, CO 80112
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Content:

(RoRo, HoHo, O, B, L, S, MM) Strong Romantic worldview featuring a woman’s quest for love with two homosexuals interviewed about love and light occult content where a Tarot card reading is conducted to see if a relationship will last but the protagonist and her friends afterwards remark about how bogus it was; four obscenities and no profanities; no violence; no actual sex but two homosexuals discuss “love” during an interview; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking or drugs; and, infatuation.

Summary:

PAPER HEART is a rambling documentary featuring a young woman traveling around the United States and Paris, France interviewing various people about love. It contains a little foul language, a Tarot card reader, some homosexual couples, and no concept of God’s love at all.

Review:

PAPER HEART is a documentary featuring Charnyne Yi traveling around the United States and Paris, France interviewing various people about love. She thinks she does not know how to love. In the course of the movie, she meets Michael Cera and strikes up a friendship that borders on romantic, but is dampened by the fact she is making a documentary requiring all of her relationships to be filmed, in order to see if she can really fall in love.

Yi comes across as rather lost and aimless, as does her friend Michael and the crew filming her. Some interviews conducted are better than others but none address the Biblical definition of love so well put in 1 Corinthians 13. Sadly, one of the interviews was with two homosexual men, one of whom keeps a former partner’s ashes on his shelf.

Among those interviewed are staff members at a Las Vegas wedding chapel and a divorce court judge. Both reveal the weakness of infatuation. At one point, Yi consults a Tarot card reader to see if her budding relationship is really love. After filming this, however, Yi and the crew comment about what a scam the reading was.

Even at under 90 minutes, PAPER HEART seems slow and pointless. If you are looking for the meaning of love, this movie is not the place to find it, but neither are most Hollywood romance movies. There is such a thing as romance, and relationships can start with simple infatuation. The kind of love that lasts 50 years, however, is a commitment. The kind that grows stronger and better for 50 years is based on putting God and Jesus Christ first.

In Brief:

PAPER HEART is a documentary starring Charnyne Yi, a young woman who travels around the United States and interviews various people about love. She thinks she does not really know how to love. Along the way, she meets Michael Cera and strikes up a friendship that borders on romantic. This budding relationship is dampened by the fact she is making a documentary requiring all of her relationships to be filmed, in order to see if she can really fall in love.

Some interviews in PAPER HEART are better than others, but none address love as God defines it. Sadly, one interview was with two homosexual men, one of whom keeps a former partner’s ashes on his shelf. Among those interviewed are staff members at a Las Vegas wedding chapel and a divorce court judge. Both reveal the weakness of infatuation. At one point, Yi consults a Tarot card reader to see if her relationship with Michael is love, but later mocks the reading. Even at under 90 minutes, PAPER HEART seems slow and pointless. If you are looking for the meaning of love, this is not the place to find it.