Her

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Released 2013

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Director:
Spike Jonze
Released:
2013
Rating:
R
Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay! From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and risks of intimacy in the modern world. Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (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. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), 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 and unconventional love for each other.

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  • 100

    Slant Magazine Ed Gonzalez

    A screwball surrealist comedy that asks us to laugh at an unconventional romance while also disarming us with the realization that its fantasy scenario isn't too far from our prese...

  • 90

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    This is a probing, inquisitive work of a very high order, although it goes a bit slack in the final third and concludes rather conventionally compared to much that has come before.

  • 80

    Film.com David Ehrlich

    If Her is ultimately better at considering the future than it is at taking us there, it resonates as an insightful reminder that love isn't obsolete quite yet.

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