Her

2013 • 126 minutes
4.3
366 reviews
94%
Tomatometer
MA15+
Rating
Eligible
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Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, "Her" follows Theodore Twombly, 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 an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, 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 unique perspective of Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze (Best Director, "Being John Malkovich", 1999) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
4.3
366 reviews
Helen
May 17, 2020
This film's modernised vision of society discusses technology's developing connection with human kind. I tend to dislike the concept of mocking society's reliance on technology, but this film took an alternate approach, focusing on the extreme intimacy between protagonist, Theodore, and his OS. In a world where everyone is so trusting of their devices, the audience is shown the ease of manipulating humans in an emotionally vulnerable state. I've seen many poorly executed films similar to this, but the intimacy and beautiful futuristic aesthetic are what make this cinematic experience unlike any other. Regardless of Samantha's improper existence, her presence is still felt as something more than just a voice, which really encourages the audience to justify Theodore's bizarre attraction to an operating system. But I must say this was definitely one of Siri's best performances.
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Stuart Brown
November 27, 2014
My sister recommended it to me I thought here we go, machines and love, look out it's going to be terrible. But they showed a lot of subtlety, not sure other people would have got, what was happening to her later in the picture. Yet it avoided 1 dimensional clichés, I'm not sure I understand love, but a favorite of mine is Brainstorm with Christopher Walken and Natalie Wood.
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Nick Johnston
August 21, 2014
The OS's seems to be sentient beings. However you can't write software to create spiritual beings. But spiritual beings can occupy matter. So in a way its a bit like a spiritual being finding a kind of physical form. That's the way I look at this film otherwise it doesn't make sense.
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