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Set in Los Angeles, in the near future, "Her" follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master", "Gladiator"), 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 and unique entity in its own right.
Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet 'Samantha', a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson, "Lost in Translation", "The Avengers") 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.
From the singular perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze, "Her" is an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
HitFix Reviews and Ratings
ASpike Jonze may be known as a bit of a merry prankster, but he also is known for bringing real sincerity and heartbreak to his feature films. That's certainly true of 'Her,' an unconventional romance between Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix that is one of the year's most affecting films.
n/aWarner Bros.' two best picture contenders "Gravity" and "Her" got an Oscar boost this past week while Searchlight may need to press the pedal on their awards work for "12 Years A Slave."