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Monday, February 3, 2014

Her by Spike Jonze, 2013 (R)

with Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Scarlett Johansson (Hitchcock, We Brought a Zoo, The Avengers, Scoop, The Horse Whisperer), Amy Adams (On the Road, Julie and Julia, The Master, Trouble with the Curve, The Fighter, Man of Steel), Rooney Mara (Side Effects, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), Olivia Wilde (In Time, The Words, The Next Three Days, Tron: Legacy, Deadfall, People Like Us), Chris Pratt (Moneyball, Zero Dark Thirty, The Five-Year Engagement), Matt Letscher, Portia Doubleday

Nominated for the Oscars 2014 for the following categories: Best Picture, Music Original Score, Music Original Song, Production Design, Writing Original Screenplay

In this sci-fi romantic comedy starring Joaquin Phoenix, love comes to a lonely young writer in the sleekest of packages when he finds himself falling for the advanced operating system he purchased to run his life.

I am trying to think of how I felt about this movie. I am running out of ideas... It is a peculiar movie, funny, refreshing, and at the same time a little depressing, with a visual identity that cannot really be described, odd, somehow off enough you cannot really tell why this feels so unusual. He is an ordinary good guy, perhaps a little shy but with a lot of potential. We get why he falls for an operating system, you feel how lonely it must feel when he feels it, most of the time, you read the critic of our current society in how disconnected people are from one another. Overall, this movie feels contemporary but this close to our future it is quite unsettling. My only criticism would be to have chosen the voice of Scarlett Johansson, because it is so recognizable we can't get out of our mind her face when she is talking.

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