Review of film: "PAPER HEART"
-- "Love" means Never having to say “It’s TRUE" --
Rating: 7.5 of 10 stars.
In this movie, comedienne / Musician CHARLENE YI decides to work with her friend Nick Jasenovec (played by JAKE M. JOHNSON) to make a film about LOVE and what people think about it.
… Charlene herself claims she does not really BELIEVE in love & doubts she'll ever feel it. She & Jake thus set out across the country to interview people on their opinions regarding the subject…
… While they visit some big cities, they spend a lot of time in smaller ones such as Lubbock & Amarillo TX & Oklahoma City to ask people (especially long-lasting couples) about their experiences & thoughts on the matter, how they met, etc. Sometimes, their stories are enhanced by little PUPPET representations.
… At one point, Charlene is introduced to Nick's friend MICHAEL CERA, & he takes a "shine" to Charlene (who's still "skeptical" about being able to feel real love)…
… In time, Jake sets to filming virtually all contact (no matter how "awkward") between the couple. This segment (a large part of the often-humorous film) is "MADE-UP" rather than a real "documentation" of facts, & I was concerned with how it would "blend" in with the actual documentary footage (which was frequently fascinating & heartfelt)...
… I was surprised at how EFFECTIVELY presented the combination was, with Cera his usual finely "understated" self & Charlene regularly believable. You actually grow to care about the various denizens in the film, and end up feeling sort of sorry at the "withering" conclusion.
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