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3.7
7,308 Ratings

Her

Directed by Spike Jonze
United States, 2013
Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

Synopsis

A heartbroken writer falls in love with an operating system that evolves into a unique entity during their union. Things become complicated as Theodore’s complex emotions are exacerbated by ’Samantha’s’ inability to provide physical comfort.

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Her Directed by Spike Jonze

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

2014 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Village Voice Film Poll

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best Film

2013 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best Actor

2013 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2013 | 6 nominations including: Best Film

2013 | 2nd place: Best Original Score or Soundtrack

You have to wonder what Her says about the present moment—when so many of us are, indeed, “in love” with our devices, unable to put down our iPhones during dinner, glued to screens of all sizes, endlessly distracted by electronic pings and buzzers—that in the latest incarnation of the robot myth, it’s the people who seem blandly interchangeable and the machines who have all the personality.
May 14, 2015
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The path that Jonze displays inHer is a kind of reductio ad absurdum presented as a logical consequence — your computer, as a marketed, focus-grouped product, will know precisely how to talk to you, and will therefore become an ideal lover. This is compelling as far as it goes, but Jonze suffers from a lack of imagination when it comes to any real consequences from this turn of events.
July 24, 2014
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The empathetic leap demanded by this movie is the recognition that HER is fundamentally about her. Samantha’s story parallels Pinocchio’s, though we never quite grasped his nebulous, essentially academic reasons for preferring fallible flesh to durable wood. Why should he want to be a real boy, anyway? In contrast, Samantha’s yearning for a body—any body—reasserts the centrality of that vessel to the human (and superhuman?) experience.
May 02, 2014
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