Director: Spike Jonze
Writer(s): Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, and Olivia Wilde
Awards: Golden Globe Winner Best Original Screenplay, Nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her 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.
“Johansson’s vocal tour de force is award-worthy. So is the movie. Jonze is a visionary whose lyrical, soulful meditation on relationships of the future cuts to the heart of the way we live now.”-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Acerbic, emotional, provocative, it’s a risky high dive off the big board with a plot that sounds like a gimmick but ends up haunting, odd and a bit wonderful.”–Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times