When you fall in love with your phone…
Set in a near future, Her tells the story of a writer, Theodore, whose job is to write people’s personal digital letters. He is also in the middle of a divorce with his childhood sweetheart. In the world where Theodore lives technology plays a big part. One day, Theodore purchased a newly artificial intelligent OS named Samantha and slowly begin to fall in love with her. It’s obvious how special Her is to Spike Jonze. He carefully selects his casts. His direction is as smooth as a sailing ship. He let his actors perform not act. He also paid enough attention to the miscellaneous details: wonderful music scores, bright and faux pas fashion wardrobes and don’t even get me started on the cinematography. I particularly loved the close-up shot at every actors in this film.
Her speaks to me more than other Hollywood or indie films. Her is about examining the connection of one person. The honest truth about wanting to connect with someone, to be heard and to be loved. Theodore’s loneliness and desperation is perfectly written. The technology explores in the movie is also perfect. Her examines whether technology is the missing link between humans. Can we express ourselves better with the help of technology? Or are we too absorbed that we can’t simply connect? Joaquin Phoenix gave a great performance as Theodore and reminds me why he is one of my favourites. Also, the two ladies in the film are well-cast. Amy Adams is different in this one and I liked it. Where else Scarlett Johansson’s voice as Samantha proved her amazing capability as an actress.
Hate all you want, but Her is a special film and one of the best films I have seen in years. If we have similar taste then you should check Her out!