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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

Starring:
Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams
Director Spike Jonze
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 23 June 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 2 hours 6 minutes
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Director Spike Jonze
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO
Rental release 23 June 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Blenheim on 27 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
"Her" is a very rich and profound romantic sci-fi comedy about a lonely man whose job is to write love letters for other lonely souls yet finds himself 'involved' with the advanced operating system he's purchased to run his life. Writer-director Spike Jonze has taken this idea, miraculously mated Frank Capra with Franz Kafka sans cynicism, and turned out a gem of a film that is much more than a social critique of how much electronics has taken over our lives. It's really about human relationships.

Far from the stupid film it may sound like, it manages to be a detailed exploration of the human animal going through all the stages of a romantic relationship as well as a social critique of how much electronics have taken over our lives. Written and directed by the inimitably creative Spike Jonze, it is a film you'll be drawn into and think about long afterwards.

MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS WITH SPOILERS:

A viewer can be forgiven for thinking on first viewing that Spike Jonze's "Her" is mainly about our socio-political obsession with technology and the advantages and disadvantages of falling in love with a computerized non-human. In fact, neither of these is the film's most important subject. In relating the main character's 'romantic' entanglement with an operating system, the film actually functions -- in accurate psychological detail -- as a dissection of a real human relationship, as it proceeds -- almost clinically -- through each of its stages, from initial excitement at meeting the other, the honeymoon, the jealous stage, the gradual disillusionment, and the breakup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Edwards on 4 Sep 2014
Format: DVD
When I saw the trailers for this movie, it definitely didn't appeal to me. I mean, I thought the idea of a guy having a relationship with his phone sounded slightly idiotic and throughout the trailer I was seriously expecting that classic twist where they get into the relationship, but then he meets someone else, then she gets jealous and kills the other girl and he finds out and he's like "No! What have you done?!" and she's like "I did it for us. Now we can be together forever" and the movie ends with him yelling "NOOO!" upwards. Then the film ends.

OK, seriously now.

Despite my initial doubts, this is an excellent film. Visually, it is stunning with so many bright colours and beautiful locations. It certainly looks like an exciting future and in all likelihood; the world will be this way in a few years. The music is also wonderful; the piano pieces brought tears to my eyes and "The Moon Song" is simply magnificent. Kudos to Arcade Fire as well.
I am not a huge Joaquin Phoenix fan, but I'll admit that he is great in this film, as is "ScarJo". I find it amazing that she is able to be the best thing about this film without even physically appearing on screen.
I thought that the film was often funny, often emotional and always engaging. It perhaps made me question things about modern technology as well, though I won't go into detail.

There aren't too many negative points, but if I had to pick some, it would be that there is no real conflict in this movie and at times, it may seem a little too sugar sweet (nit-picking there!). Also, I hate to criticize Amy Adams, as she is amazing, but honestly, she had relatively little to do in this film except be the obvious choice for Joaquin to eventually end up with.

In conclusion, this is a beautiful, funny film that looks amazing and often had me tearing up, which not many films are able to do. Thoroughly engaging - a big well done to Spike Jonze!
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Format: DVD
Spike Jonze has written and directed a real intelligent piece of film
I watched it yesterday with someone who HATES watching any film, a science lover, but who thoroughly enjoyed the film.
It is basically like a social commentary on todays society, long distance relationships with people you've never met in the flesh kind of thing, but with the 'person' being an operating system on a computer/phone. Which, when you think about it, isn't in thw slightest bit different to any of the people you may see on 'Catfish' the tv show, also orchestrating relationships with 'virtual strangers'
I loved it, I love both Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson and think that they did a fantastic job in this, it can't have been easy at all acting with just yourself. (was it done that way? Did Joaquin film first with Scarlett's voice added in later, or vice versa?)
It's great, no action, no adventure, just a fly on the wall of this unique relationship, so don't expect big bangs or explosions :)
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Bernardette Lugner TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
In a near-future mega-city, we meet Theodore Twombly and his acquaintances. They live in a sort of slackers' paradise where, in spite of their trivial occupations, they have lovely casual clothes, great cosmetic dentistry, and inhabit large, luxurious apartments. Joaquin Phoenix is totally believable as Twombly, whose little job is writing love letters for other people. Like the few people he knows face-to-face, he is most concerned about his "personal growth", and relationships are disposable when they no longer serve that selfish goal. He is unsettled by real contact, and we go with him on an incredibly hot blind date which is more than he can stand.

But when Twombly casually installs an artificial intelligence on his computer, he really falls in love with it - and it falls in love with him. Scarlett Johanssen as the AI, with her voice alone, is his lover, friend, and obsession. She learns how to interact most effectively with her human, and part of that turns out to make her even colder and more self-obsessed than the humans. There's a shock in store for Twombly and us.

Jonze conjures up a superficially beautiful way to live, then exposes the loneliness of it. This is a film that sucks you into its world if you will just relax and enjoy the quiet pace of the plot, the convincing acting and the occasional surprise.
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