Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Her | Movie Review
Her is a unique and soulful, quirky and creative film; thriving on the idea of social technology - all swirled into melancholy and burning with a futuristic edge.
The fabulous part about this film is that as far-fetched as it may be, it is completely believable and not over-played. The romance is raw and real - one that you could relate to.
It just goes to show that you can find love in the most unexpected places - no matter how wrong or unrealistic it may seem.
The film is based on a lonely divorced writer, Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his OS1 (the worlds first artificially intelligent operating system).
Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) quickly develops her own personality and consciousness as she chats with Theodore. Theodore's connection with her escalates as the two enter a rare romantic relationship.
I don't really think that it is a film that I would watch again. Although I loved the concept and the acting by Joaquin Phoenix in particular was fantastic - I think that once is enough. The humor is dry and rough - on a whole though, a truly magical, touching story-line filled with wit.
I unfortunately made the God awful mistake of watching this film with my parents... watching a movie with erotic, violent and somewhat sadistic phone sex whilst in the company of your folks is pretty nauseating to say the least. I have a feeling that it would have been more enjoyable if watched in the company of friends - not family.
I would definitely recommend this film to someone who enjoys a good indie flick with an odd romantic edge.