In a future not too dissimilar to now, a boy will meet a girl and fall in love. It’s not quite the age-old love story it seems however, and Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) falls for Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an advanced computer operating system.
Her (2013) is the latest film from filmmaker Spike Jonze and in many ways its characters are recognisable from the directors other work. Theodore is an unhappy middle-aged man, in a job he hates, and experiencing crippling loneliness. He inhabits a world of technologically connected people but is always alone. At work he writes letters and cards for other people and he knows a great deal about them but has never met them. It’s all a bit like the present day social media craze but it’s a hyper version of now. Continue reading “Her (2013) Film Review”