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Nicholas Jasenovec


Michael Cera
Jake M. Johnson
Charlyne Yi
Demetri Martin
Seth Rogen





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Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

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The movie had no point, or direction and the whole thing was just a mess.

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I know what the movie was about but what was the point of it all???

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07/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Oh noooo

documentary appear to be true--interviews with "real people" about love and their relationships. However, most of the film centers around a budding relationship between Yi and Cera, who play themselves.

It's hard to know what is staged and what is not (with the exception of very obviously scripted moments by the director, Jasenovec, who is an epic failure of an actor), but it doesn't really matter. The film is awkward, clunky, and dull. "I don't know if I can be in love" blah blah blah "How do you know when you're in love?" blah blah blah. Yi is so awkward it hurts. She is like an autistic ten-year-old boy, and even though Michael Cera is no Cary Grant, it's hard to believe he would be into HER. **Insert Arrested Development joke here**

I was so focused the whole time on, "Is this ...

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08/04/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Best Script Goes to a Documentary (what?)

Why this is capturing audiences? I don't know. It won the Sundance award for the best script. Come to find out that when they started shooting the documentary, nothing was scripted. They did, however, have a 5 page outline/treatment. Oh, if only all scripts could be shot by having nothing but a treatment.

I'm not trying to diss the film. Charlyne Yi is charming and funny, but sometimes she laughs too much (was she thinking "laugh and the whole world laughs with you"?). It did seem the audience was laughing way more than me. What was I missing?

So there is the documentary format for half of the film (the fact that a documentary gets an award for best script is disturbing!). And then there is the Michael Cera narrative that is script, or obviously would have been before there w...

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