On the surface, it appears that PAPER HEART is a documentary about Yi's cross-country search for love, but it's nothing of the kind. It's a documentary-fiction hybrid. While I'm sure the people she interviews may in fact be the real deal, the relationship between Yi, and Cera is obviously at least semi-fictional. They meet cute at a Hollywood party, have an awkward first date, a first kiss, a fight, a reconciliation, etc. Also, the director of the film, while indeed named Nicholas Jasenovic, is actually played by an actor (Jake M. Johnson), which I'm sure is supposed to give the film a whole 'meta' feel- but it didn't really work for me. At a mere ninety minutes, the film felt long, and at times, almost seemed like a jokey special feature off a Cera movie stretched to feature length.
Next Up is Paper Heart Uncut , which is basically seven minutes of Yi clowning around, and is about six minutes too long. We also get a half hour worth of Deleted Scenes and Live Musical Performances by Charlyne Yi , as well as a Music Video , Trailer .
Finally, we get about thirty minutes worth of Love Interviews with the Comedians , which range for hysterical (Bill Hader and Bobcat Goldthwait), to lame (Paul Rust Demetri Martin).
There's also a separate disc containing a Digital copy so you can load this up to your iPhone or PSP, if you should be so inclined.