Travel Movie Watch: ‘Paper Heart’

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  08.12.09 | 3:36 PM ET

Publicity still via IGN

The genre-bending new romance/comedy/documentary stars comedian Charlyne Yi as she travels North America interviewing strangers in an effort to understand what love’s all about. An assortment of celebrity buddies pop up as she goes—Yi is a peripheral member of the Judd Apatow crew—and, eventually, she runs across Michael Cera, of “Juno” and “Superbad” fame. The “doc” takes a new direction as the two strike up a relationship and the crew struggles to capture it all on film—but, as CBC’s Lee Ferguson points out, it’s not clear how much of the footage is genuine, and how much staged.

Genius meta-movie or hipsters gone too far? I’ll look forward to finding out, hopefully in between some armchair travel goodness. Here’s the trailer:

“Paper Heart” opens this Friday.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for Travel Movie Watch: ‘Paper Heart’

Meghan Porter 08.13.09 | 2:32 PM ET

Loved the trailer. Can’t wait until this movie comes out on Friday! But then again it does seem like a good travel movie, so maybe I should hold off on watching it until my next vacation. :) Staged or not, it still looks very cute. Have you considered creating a poll for your readers? They’re pretty useful and fun for voting too!

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