Wed 22 Jan, 2014 01:35 pm
I thought it was GREAT. .Phoenix deserves an Oscar for his portrayal of this overly sensitive, sanguine, creative man who gets caught up in cyber love.
Director: Spike Jonze - Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, Samantha Morton
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, the story 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.
It's an incredible movie indeed. Everything about it is top notch. It's in the top 10 of my fave movies last year.
The acting by the cast (Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
) is award worthy. This year is a tough one regarding the lead actor Oscar category. Joaquin Phoenix was snubbed in that category. Then again so was Oscar Issac in Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers film.
The screenplay is charming, funny, and quite touching. It deserved to win the Golden Globe.
Spike Jonze continues to make original and thought-provoking films. Love the score and cinematography as well.
Samantha Morton isn't in the movie. She was replaced by Scarlett Johansson midway through the production and her part was completely redone.
I did see Her. Respected it but hated it. The reason why I hated it was the reason why I respected it, and vice versa.
I understand what the filmmakers were going for, but I'm afraid it just doesn't work. The setting is too idealist, and the tone and context is too on the nose.
Actually, it kind of suffers from the same problems that CA Civil War suffers from - a story that tries to imitate real life, yet ironically ends up feeling immature.