High god and goddess of the Geek pantheon, Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi, in a romantic movie together? And not just any movie, but a part-documentary, part-indie flick in which the two Apatow-approved stars actually fall for each other? Be still my heart. “Paper Heart,” that is.
I’ve been seeing promotions and posters for this movie since the Sundance Film Festival. And with the limited premiere coming up next Friday, it’s time for the official Mochi plug. Just based on the trailer and Michael Cera’s awkward-but-adorable personality, I would say this movie will cater to geek-chic elite. Think “Borat“ shooting style meets Judd Apatow humor meets Michel Gondry romance (Gondry directed “Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind” and “The Science of Sleep“). On a completely biased note, I will probably adore the socks off this movie.
“Paper Heart” follows “Knocked Up’s” Charlyne Yi in her cross-country quest to determine whether true love exists in the modern age. Charlyne and director Nick Jasenovec interview people from all walks of life about love, including some of Yi’s comedian friends, Seth Rogen and Demetri Martin. Shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets Michael Cera of “Superbad” and “Arrested Development” fame. As their relationship develops throughout the docu-drama, her mission to understand real love takes on a new meaning.
Is your hipster heart melting yet?