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3.7
7,201 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

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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Why did this soft movie hit so hard? Because the film is about universal things. Love, connection, intimacy, seeking it, finding it, losing it, not knowing how to let go into it, not knowing how to let go of ourselves. I felt I lived through several once-but-no-more relationships in the course of the film. It encompasses it all. Happy sad embarrassing painful. It’s all of it. And without judgment. Of/at any step.
April 25, 2014
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Her involves white urban professionals and their dilemmas, but that fact is a lot less significant than the group most vividly represented here: empaths. Not literal psychics, but people with extraordinary emotional intelligence and compassion. Theodore, Samantha, Amy, and the sex surrogate all take on other people’s pain, joys and yearnings as their own—and not in any cheap or parasitic way. Each of them indulges this talent with a sense of morality, responsibility.
April 25, 2014
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