Her

Her

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Her

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning futuristic romantic comedy from writer-director Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) whose screenplay took out awards, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the lonely Theodore. After buying a newly developed talking operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), Theodore - to his surprise and concern - finds himself in the midst of romantic relationship with a piece of intelligent technology. Co-stars Amy Adams and Rooney Mara.

In a near-future world, Theodore's days consist of pulling up his high-waisted pants and heading into work where he writes personalised love letters on other people's behalf. His own love life is non-existent, still processing the break up of his marriage to Catherine (Mara), from whom he is soon to be divorced. When Theodore buys a new operating system powered by an artificial intelligence he's surprised to find a deep, personal connection form, and he embarks on a life-changing romantic experience.

Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards 2014 and Golden Globes 2014
2013Rating: R16, Sexual content and offensive language126 minsUSA
ComedyScience FictionRomance
Director:
Spike Jonze ('Being John Malkovich', 'Adaptation', 'Where the Wild Things Are')
Writer:
Spike Jonze
Cast:
Joaquin PhoenixScarlett JohanssonAmy AdamsRooney MaraOlivia WildeChris PrattSam JaegerPortia Doubleday
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Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Spike Jonze has a history of injecting emotion and humanity (awkwardly clothed and coiffured as it might be) into his idiosyncratic films. That’s prevented them from being completely in the thrall of their crazy narratives but they have still been dominated by their core wackiness. For the first time with Her, the relationships Jonze brings to the big screen blossom into something bigger than the story and setting around them.

5.0
0

Weird

Long silly story line. Didn't like this one.

1.0
0

Her

In Her, Spike Jonze details the story of a man desperate for companionship. Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a complex individual who writes other people’s love cards for a living. He buys something called an “OS System”, which is an artificial intelligence program designed to, basically, be somebody’s friend. The story and inevitable love interest between...

0

I want that OS too!

This movie just made me fall in love with Siri! (Sort of!) Not did it just make me watch the movie with my eyes, but also with my imagine. I started dreaming what the future was really bringing us. Intelligent humour at the right moments kept my attention and focus through out the whole film. This movie reminded me of "Lars and the Real Girl" which I also...

5.0
0

boring as hell

By 38 minutes I wanted it to end, by the end I wanted to slam my head into the seat in front of me.

1.0
0

Artificial Intelligence

This is an unusual movie.Some movie goers may find it totally boring,others may find this brilliant. The director takes us into the not so distant future.There is a piece that shows people walking,buried in their cell phones which has stuck in my mind.It is about an advanced computer system with a chosen female voice that will interact with the user.It...

3.0
0

Unique take on the human condition.

I must preface this by saying I am not a Spike Jonze fan, hence the 3 stars. Having said that I think the concept was timely and relevant though in a world where everyone seems to need to stay 'connected' 24/7. A sharper edit would have been beneficial. It felt as though we had reached the end multiple times but Jonze was reluctant to let go. There is only...

3.0
0

Pathetic!

What is beautiful or emotional intelligent about a computer operating system programmed to tell a pathetic human what he wants to hear? Reminds me of the Hans Christian Andersen story” The Emperor's New Clothes” A movie full of boring monologs for the “arty farty”.

1.0
0

It drew me in...

From Joaquin Phoenix's brilliantly nuanced performance to the captivating, and quite frankly, plausible, concept of a loner falling for an 'easier' replacement for a relationship, "Her" lifted what could have been a very empty film to something rather special. No flashy visuals (except for a gaming system to envy). A lead actress who you could really relate...

5.0
0

Moving movie

Great movie, a surprisingly delightful movie! Thank you Flicks for bringing this to my attention! Joaquin Phoenix deserves an oscar for the way he carried the movie, and he made the relationship with his OS believable. The movie was beautifully filmed with amazing music to accompany the movie and to make the audience immerse themselves in Theodore's...

5.0
0

Favourite film of 2014 so far

This is my favourite Spike Jonze film, it's sweet and touching and aesthetically really beautiful. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson are great. Hope it wins an Oscar or 2

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Singular, wryly funny, subtly profound consideration of our relationship to technology - and to each other.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

For all its techno-focus, a very human love story about our need for connection. Strange, witty, honest and curiously comforting.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s a tale of lonely souls and literalized online dating, and you assume filmmaker Spike Jonze will characteristically mix high-concept absurdism with heartfelt notions. Unexpectedly, the latter dominates, thanks in no small part to Phoenix’s nuanced, open-book performance.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Phoenix is as sweet and soulful as we always suspected he might be.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Her is a 21st-century love story that perfectly captures the mood of the times and finds new inroads into the exhilaration and heartbreak that have existed since the first “I love you.”

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Jonze has made a sweet, smart, silly, serious film for our times, only set in the future.

4.0
0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

Spike Jonze has a history of injecting emotion and humanity (awkwardly clothed and coiffured as it might be) into his idiosyncratic films. That’s prevented them from being completely in the thrall of their crazy narratives but they have still been dominated by their core wackiness. For the first time with Her, the relationships Jonze brings to the big screen blossom into something bigger than the story and setting around them.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Singular, wryly funny, subtly profound consideration of our relationship to technology - and to each other.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

For all its techno-focus, a very human love story about our need for connection. Strange, witty, honest and curiously comforting.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s a tale of lonely souls and literalized online dating, and you assume filmmaker Spike Jonze will characteristically mix high-concept absurdism with heartfelt notions. Unexpectedly, the latter dominates, thanks in no small part to Phoenix’s nuanced, open-book performance.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This is a movie you want to reach out and caress, about a man who, like everyone else around him in this near future, has retreated from other people into a machine world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Phoenix is as sweet and soulful as we always suspected he might be.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Her is a 21st-century love story that perfectly captures the mood of the times and finds new inroads into the exhilaration and heartbreak that have existed since the first “I love you.”

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Jonze has made a sweet, smart, silly, serious film for our times, only set in the future.

4.0
0

Weird

Long silly story line. Didn't like this one.

1.0
0

Her

In Her, Spike Jonze details the story of a man desperate for companionship. Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a complex individual who writes other people’s love cards for a living. He buys something called an “OS System”, which is an artificial intelligence program designed to, basically, be somebody’s friend. The story and inevitable love interest...

0

I want that OS too!

This movie just made me fall in love with Siri! (Sort of!) Not did it just make me watch the movie with my eyes, but also with my imagine. I started dreaming what the future was really bringing us. Intelligent humour at the right moments kept my attention and focus through out the whole film. This movie reminded me of "Lars and the Real Girl" which I also...

5.0
0

boring as hell

By 38 minutes I wanted it to end, by the end I wanted to slam my head into the seat in front of me.

1.0
0

Artificial Intelligence

This is an unusual movie.Some movie goers may find it totally boring,others may find this brilliant. The director takes us into the not so distant future.There is a piece that shows people walking,buried in their cell phones which has stuck in my mind.It is about an advanced computer system with a chosen female voice that will interact with the user.It...

3.0
0

Unique take on the human condition.

I must preface this by saying I am not a Spike Jonze fan, hence the 3 stars. Having said that I think the concept was timely and relevant though in a world where everyone seems to need to stay 'connected' 24/7. A sharper edit would have been beneficial. It felt as though we had reached the end multiple times but Jonze was reluctant to let go. There is...

3.0
0

Pathetic!

What is beautiful or emotional intelligent about a computer operating system programmed to tell a pathetic human what he wants to hear? Reminds me of the Hans Christian Andersen story” The Emperor's New Clothes” A movie full of boring monologs for the “arty farty”.

1.0
0

It drew me in...

From Joaquin Phoenix's brilliantly nuanced performance to the captivating, and quite frankly, plausible, concept of a loner falling for an 'easier' replacement for a relationship, "Her" lifted what could have been a very empty film to something rather special. No flashy visuals (except for a gaming system to envy). A lead actress who you could really...

5.0
0

Moving movie

Great movie, a surprisingly delightful movie! Thank you Flicks for bringing this to my attention! Joaquin Phoenix deserves an oscar for the way he carried the movie, and he made the relationship with his OS believable. The movie was beautifully filmed with amazing music to accompany the movie and to make the audience immerse themselves in Theodore's...

5.0
0

Favourite film of 2014 so far

This is my favourite Spike Jonze film, it's sweet and touching and aesthetically really beautiful. Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson are great. Hope it wins an Oscar or 2

5.0
0