Her (2013)

After Being John Malkovich, Adaptation. and Where the Wild Things Are is Her the fourth feature film by Spike Jonze as director and it is his best yet. Jonze also wrote the script and took on a producer role. The film takes place in a near future in which mankind has just managed to develop and launch an operating system with a self-learning and adaptive artificial intelligence. Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is unhappy because his childhood love has divorced him. He buys an operating system and chooses a female voice in the configuration. Samantha, as she calls herself, is spoken by Scarlett Johannson. Her voice is gentle, vivid, sexy and a little scary. The two learn from each other and build a relationship. When Theodor tells friends about it, he doesn’t find mere disgust or bewilderment, as would have been the case in a lesser, drama-provoking film. Her elegantly explores the development of a relationship in its various stages, intertwining with the growth of artificial intelligence. The film is brilliantly written, empathetic, witty, moving, topical and true. The main actor Joaquin Phoenix, who is hardly recognizable in his role, also plays a large part in the authenticity of the implementation. The best film of 2013.

Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rated: R
Runtime: 126 min.
Release Date: 2013/12/18
Screenplay: Spike Jonze
Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen, Jeff Buchanan
Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema
Budget: $23 million