Written March 02, 2014
This movie was both very stupid and very boring. Her droning voice put me to sleep, and the premise of the movie was ridiculous. If they had made it a satire on how we are addicted to our electronics it might have been good, but the fact that it was presented as a serious love story ruined it for me.
Written February 18, 2014
I can see why its being touted as a great movie and being nominated for movie awards. Its done quite well, has a moving plot line, however its rather depressing. An allegory to the current state of our digital society. Its proclamation is that we are more and more dependent on our digital reality for our lives; that which takes over Theo's life. The movie seems a meld between 'Brave New World' (1980), '1984', and 'Logan's Run'.
Do go to see it but understand that its depressing.
Written March 16, 2014
I loved the cinematography, the colors, textures and scenery. Then I loved Joaquin Phoenix. His intimacy and vulnerability was towering. Then I loved the story. The singularity explored on how it might alter our lives. Then I loved how all together loves changed.
Written March 30, 2014
'Her' is the most compelling love story I've seen in years, and also the most dystopic.
Falling in love with a computer operating system certainly jibes with the current zeitgeist ? but it's not a lifestyle that much appeals to me.
'Her' presents this story beautifully, with excellent acting, voice-overs, and production values.
I found Theodore's story both hilarious and deeply sad.
Go see 'Her' ? it will amuse you and move you even, perhaps, to tears because it's so joyful and so painful at the same time.
I thought it was terrific!
Written March 16, 2014
Bravo to Spike Jonze for creating a timely and provocative tale of narcissism, our cyber society and the way we perceive ourselves in and out of love. Her is truly a cautionary tale. Joaquin Phoenix has given us a glimpse of everyman, kind, gentle and longing to love and be loved. The film is such a frightening look into our society and just how close we really are to being Theodores and falling in love with Samanthas. How fearful we are of rejection, how our ability to communicate with one another is so compromised in this cyber age. Again the question of a generation unable to sustain and maintain intimate interpersonal relationships.
I wont give away the end, but will say I am grateful for the last image.