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