A sensitive and soulful man earns a living by writing personal letters for other people. Left heartbroken after his marriage ends, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) becomes fascinated with a new operating system which reportedly develops into an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. He starts the program and meets "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), whose bright voice reveals a sensitive, playful personality. Though "friends" initially, the relationship soon deepens into love.
Release Date: December 18, 2013
Runtime: 1 hr 59 min
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Suffice it to say, the tech stuff is pretty cool, quite believable and hopefully just a few years away. The emotional attachment? Maybe that can wait a little while, but you know it could and probably will happen someday.
But since this is a love story, it becomes a challenge to keep the conversation, between a guy we see and a girl we don’t, interesting. The good news is, it’s handled masterfully. In fact, it makes you wonder if a relationship like this could actually work. Spike Jonze certainly makes a compelling case with this engaging, thought-provoking, futuristic film simply called “Her.”... See Full ReviewJanuary 10th, 2014 · Details1 Thank ·
Jonze’s story may be set in the future but it is an ancient one, going back to the original Greek myth about the sculptor who fell in love with the statue he made and whose name became the title of Shaw’s play. It is an eternal story because it is a more extreme version and thus a powerful metaphor about the risks and pleasures of intimacy. Jonze tells that story here with great sensitivity and lyricism, the kind of artistry that machinery can never replace... See Full ReviewDecember 26th, 2013 · Details