Her (2013) Review Links


Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Release Date: 2014-02-14
Runtime: 126 mins. / 2 h 6 m

Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, "Her" follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha", a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the singular perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze, comes "Her" an original love story that explores the evolving nature and the risks of intimacy in the modern world.


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