Follow Charlyne across America as she and her good friend (and director) Nicholas Jasenovec search for answers and advice about love, by talking with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children.
Well, at the very least, she doesnt believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic.
So: “Yeah, I do stand-up.” I wish there was one word to express what I do — that way I don’t sound arrogant.
Whenever I say I’m a performer, people think I’m a performance artist: “She paints herself white and pretends to be a flower.” [laughs] — she’s skeptical about love.
How different is that Charlyne compared to the Charlyne I’m talking to now? Also, strangely, in order for me to play myself, Nick — the director — constantly had to remind me to calm down. It’s weird, for me to play realistically, I have to not be myself.Not so much a mockumentary as it is a doc-narrative hybrid, the film sees her on a quest to discover if there is such a thing as true love, which she doesn’t believe in.Traveling with her filmmaker friend Nick (as in Jasenovec, but played onscreen by Jake Johnson) to meet real-life romance novelists, scientists, bikers and kids — all of whom have their own interpretations of love — Yi ultimately meets and begins a relationship with “Superbad” star Michael Cera, which gets complicated when the cameras don’t stop rolling. I have really bad rhythm, but I tried to play quietly.A lot of them are single, and it’s weird how people used to get married at a young age.My parents got married in their early 20s, a lot of my friends’ parents did too, and I was questioning: “Is that what’s going on now?