Excerpt: I really liked this movie and it shows the heartache of break-up right away and what to do afterwards and how to live in that moment when it happens. A recurring theme most of us are prepared for going in and staying open to hope and new love, come what may. Without getting too personal I definitely think this is Spike Jonez's homage to Sofia Coppola and we get to see these moments of respect for the relationship fulfilled here quite beautifully.
Excerpt: In the future, operating systems enter the social strata of middle to upper class society in Spike Jones’ sci-fi drama titled "Her." The OS’s (Operating Systems) are best friends, members of think tanks, organizers, and yes, they are also lovers. When Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) requests a female voice for his OS during his set up process, the voice of Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) greets him. The two hit it off instantaneously and a friendship ensues.
Excerpt: For every thoughtful observation about love, romance, etc. in the script there is far more useless vulgarity masquerading as humor and a surprising amount of hard-edged cynicism for a film being touted as sincere and heartfelt. This was a major disappointment. That being said, Joaquin Phoenix devotes himself thoroughly into the role of Theodore while Scarlett Johannson strikes the right notes with her performance.
Excerpt: A lonely writer unwilling to commit to a relationship because of a traumatic break-up finds himself falling for the artificially intelligent Operating System of his computer. This near-future blending of romance and sci-fi has a similarly quirky feel to that of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
Excerpt: This film was extremely good! I enjoyed the entire film from beginning to end, it was how it was great how it didn't rush into things and that if you didn't know what was going on that the film explained exactly what happened or what just happened to give you a better understanding of how his life was. This movie, in my opinion, was like (500) Days of Summer, a great romantic film and though this had it's funny moments I found it to be more seirous than (500) Days.
Summary: 'Her' presents one of the best written romantic relationships I've seen in film. The dialogue completely captures the exact thoughts and feelings I've encountered in many a relationship. It explores the different facets of love between an unconventional matchup, and it does so with supreme believability. Having the central bond be that of a man and his technology and still remain absolutely relatable is an impressive feat. This simple story is rich with emotional layers.