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Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 : 11:21 a.m.

'My Heart Is An Idiot' a fairly entertaining peek into Davy Rothbart's life

By AnnArbor.com Freelance Journalist

My Heart Is An Idiot Special premiere screening Friday at the Michigan Theater Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times Grade: B-

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As far as romantic navel-gazing goes, FOUND Magazine auteur Davy Rothbart's warts-and-all doc is reasonably entertaining stuff. Energetically directed by David Meiklejohn (culling the film from more than two years of footage) and boasting a handful of hipster cameos (Zooey Deschanel, Ira Glass), "My Heart" bears a resemblance to Ross McElwee's painfully personal "Sherman's March."

Mostly a road movie, Meiklejohn charts the neurotic self-absorption of Rothbart's romantic fixations as he tortures himself, his girlfriends, his friends and, truth be told, the audience, with his self-made melodramas.

Read the full review here