In the same vein as Ryan Gosling’s “Lars and the Real Girl” comes Spike Jonze latest film, “Her”. The film sees Joaquin Phoenix meet the woman of his dreams… she’s funny and sympathetic to his needs, the only probelm is he’s fallen in love with his smart phone, specifically the artificial voice of his phones operating system.
If you’d like a little more information about “Her”, you can read the films official synopsis below:
“Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the 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.”
The film is garnering praise from various critics, especially Scarlett Johansson, although only her voice is featured in the film. It should be noted that the voting committees for both the Oscars and the SAG awards are allowing her performance eligible for consideration, so prepare to see a marketing campaign pushing Johansson for both awards.
“Her” also stars Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson. The film is set to release on December 18, 2013, with a wider release on January 10, 2014.