Are michael cera and charlyne yi dating 2016
s heretofore best known as the sole female in Seth Rogen's perpetually stoned 'Knocked Up' entourage, is garnering big buzz for her tiny film, 'Paper Heart' -- a charming, disarming and line-blurring documentary-narrative hybrid film about one skeptical girl's quest to discover whether true love really is possible.Half a documentary, in which Yi travels across America interviewing real-life romance novelists, professors, and Average Joes and Janes for their take on the Big-L, and half a scripted narrative, in which Yi plays a fictionalized version of herself who falls for a fictionalized version of 'Superbad' star Michael Cera, the film (which opens in limited release Aug. I figured everyone's an actor, everyone's done commercials and stuff.
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.
Paper Heart received mixed reviews by critics and currently holds a 57% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Paper Heart received a limited release on August 7, 2009, in the United States and Canada, making $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 and remain friends.
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?
How'd you come up with the idea to make the film a hybrid of documentary and scripted narrative? But he's actually in Toronto right now filming a movie called 'Scott Pilgrim.' So that's interesting [laughs]. " With all our friends, we kept imagining: What if it was Jonah Hill? I mean, essentially there's a part of you in the character, but I was like, Wow, he was really good.
It was going to be a straight documentary because of my own questioning of love, which isn't as extreme in the film. I pitched to him and did a horrible job [laughs], and I don't think it made any sense. Has your attitude toward love, which was pretty cynical at the outset of the movie, changed at all since?
I think we exaggerated that for purposes of the narrative. What's strange is that when we were writing the narrative we were like, "Oh, Charlyne's character won't change through other people's stories" ... In the beginning -- I think I was like 19 when I came up with the idea for the documentary -- I think I was more naïve than I was skeptical or bitter or cynical. " [Laughs] It's just so silly to overreact over something like that.