Saturday, December 21, 2013

Her

Director: Spike Jonze

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams

A science fiction flick concerning lonely romantic, Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) who lives sometime in the near future in a more perfect world . For solace in Utopia, Theodore engages with OS1, “the first artificially intelligent operating system.” This is a consciousness with a voice of your choice and rapidly evolves personality, as it grows exponentially. Her or Samantha (spoken by Scarlett Johansson) tidies Theodore‘s e-mails, reads a book in two-hundredths of a second, fixes him up on a date, and, when things go bad, has sex talk with him. Theodore and Samantha quickly become entwined as an item and Theodore’s friends appear unfazed. Paul (Chris Pratt) proposes a double date with his girlfriend and Amy (Amy Adams) who is recently separated welcomes Samantha. Catherine (Rooney Mara) his estranged wife finds it all rather distasteful. Not much else happens but the cast do perform rather well in this uturistic comedy. Pure Art House.

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