Matt Besser, a founder of the influential Upright Citizens Brigade troupe, invited Ms. He described her as sui generis, seemingly devoid of influences. Yi said she became disenchanted with a Los Angeles dating scene that she found more intense and off-putting than what she had experienced in high school.“She wasn’t like 99 percent of people who get into sketch comedy, who have watched every ‘Monty Python,’ every ‘Kids in the Hall,’ every ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ” Mr. “When you see her perform, you don’t want to give her any advice. Yi also caught the attention of the casting director Allison Jones, who helped her land a brief but memorable role in the Judd Apatow comedy “Knocked Up,” playing the lone woman in Seth Rogen’s crew of stoner buddies. Yi recalled, “I’m like: ‘Oh God, I’ve never been high. “I don’t drink,” she said, “so how am I going to meet people?After dropping out of college at the University of California, Riverside, Ms.Yi, a native of nearby Fontana, Calif., enjoyed a relatively quick ascent on the Los Angeles comedy circuit.
“There’s always going to be people who are like, ‘Why didn’t they just make it all documentary?
As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency.
Paper Heart received mixed reviews by critics and currently holds a 57% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
(“It’s enough just talking to people,” she said.) But with Mr. Jasenovec also shows up as a character, played by the actor Jake Johnson.)Ms. Cera for this role would seem deliberate, even daring, given that the two are widely reported to have been romantically involved in real life. Though she can seem pessimistic on screen about the subject of love and her prospects for finding it, she said she doesn’t feel this way.
Jasenovec, she wrote a story linking the film’s nonfiction segments, in which a version of herself tries to maintain a long-distance relationship with the fictional Mr. “Being cynical isn’t necessarily being negative or bitter,” she said.