Sundance is abuzz about the boy from Brampton

Michael Cera keeps everyone guessing in a mockumentary about his love life

Michael Cera, who made puppy love cool in comedies like Juno and Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, has charmed the Sundance Film Festival with Paper Hearts, a mock documentary that’s has audience wondering what’s true and what’s not. Cera co-stars with comedian Charlyne Yi, his real-life girlfriend, in the film, which was partly shot in his hometown of Brampton, Ont. Like Cera, Yi is a Judd Apatow protégé, best known for playing one of Seth Rogen’s stoner pals in Knocked Up. Adding to the art/life confusion, the characters in Paper Hearts include the film’s director, Nicholas Jasenovec, although he’s played by actor Jake M. Johnson.

Los Angeles Times