Her (2013) Film Review

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.

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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”

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