By Jon Chattman
Echoing the sentiments of Foreigner’s classic cornball hit but without all the melodrama, Charlyne Yi wanted to know what love was, and she wanted some people to show her. In her new film Paper Heart, the actress-writer turned her initial plans for a documentary on the “L” word into a narrative hybrid.
Together with director and co-writer Nicholas Jasenovec, Yi, playing a character named — yes Charlyne — sets off cross country to get to the meaning of what love is. She interviews happily married couples, celebrities, and divorce lawyers (among others) and tries to overcome her own pessimism about love.