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Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay! Directed by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and risks of intimacy in the modern world.]]>
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Unfortunately, Theodore's own relationship is failing and he is soon to be divorced from his wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara). When he buys a new computer operating system, his life changes dramatically. The program adapts to his personality and needs, and evolves at a tremendous rate. This screen persona names 'herself' Samantha, and is voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
To his surprise and delight, Theodore finds that he is able to connect with Samantha in ways that he never could with a physical person. Communication is everything in his relationship, and he finds it easy to express his deepest thoughts and feelings to Samantha. At the outset, it's probably a form of self-analysis, but as the relationship develops, it's clear that Samantha is real to Theodore.
I think modern technology is under the microscope in this movie, and director Spike Jonze is observing how so many people are open to sharing their feelings on the Internet. It seems that many of us are less guarded and willing to risk revealing our secrets when we don't have to do it face-to-face. That's certainly true for me. The movie also deals with the irony of Theodore's success in writing about other people's feelings while struggling to communicate in his own personal life.
Theodore's best friend, Amy (Amy Adams), is the only real person he feels comfortable talking with about the things that really matter in life.Read more ›
I will begin with the setting of time and place because these are vital in establishing verisimilitude. "Her" characterizes future Los Angeles as a streamlined, clean city with efficient rail transportation. The depiction of personal computing is both advanced and plausible. People complete recognizable computing tasks--check email, date online--via a small earpiece, or a small bifold iPhone-like device that fits in a shirt pocket. While there are flourishes of future life--a profane child in an interactive video game, men fashioning wool high-waisted pants and pastel oxford shirts, a humorous take on online dating--Jonze's direction emphasizes realism, evident in a straightforward shooting style, minimal cuts, and long takes. Soft, natural light highlights large, mostly empty rooms that the camera shoots from afar, emphasizing solitude.
The movie's central conflict is Theodore's loneliness, and his desire to re-connect after separating from Catherine.Read more ›
Set in the near future (maybe 20 years from now), Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a writer who is left withdrawn and deeply saddened by his recent divorce downloads “the first artificially intelligent operating system”, and receives an OS assistant in the form of Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Way more than your average Siri, Samantha is sweet, soulful, smart and frighteningly human. She asks personal questions and wants to be a real part of Theodore’s life. Eventually, they develop a romantic relationship, if you could call it that.
Theodore has always had trouble committing in relationships. Not that he’s going to go out and cheat at first chance, but you get the impression that he is really irked by spending the remainder of his life with one person. He’s sensitive but has trouble communicating his feelings. This ended his marriage with Catherine (Rooney Mara). The only consistent female relationship he’s ever had is with his onetime girlfriend and longtime friend Amy (Amy Adams), who is also ‘friends’ with her operating system.
The mood of “Her” reminded me alot of “Lost in Translation”. The metropolis of Los Angeles has never been more gorgeous than it is in “Her”, but it makes a point to show how isolated people are becoming in the world these days. This is, of course, set in the future, but it isn’t that far off at all.Read more ›
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Extremely well written and extremely well acted. Also, more than ocassionally hilarious.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant acting and intriguing story. Be prepared for a fairly slow pace but well worth seeing it thru to the end.Published 5 days ago by Brian Wilkinson
Clever movie, and as we become enslaved to our engagement with technology, this particular plot traverses the line between fiction and non fiction. Good couples movie.Published 8 days ago by C.R. Melberg
My little brother recommended this movie, saying it was pretty darn funny. Well, word of advice... Don't watch this with your bf's parents and grandparents in the room. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Vanessa ALbert
The movie really spoke out to the issues with long distance relationships and even short distance ones. It showed the reality that the future might come to. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
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