Friday, February 7, 2014


her is a quietly beautiful and melancholy movie about loneliness and intimacy. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as a man struggling with the loss of a relationship -- he has been separated from his wife for a year and is in the process of formally divorcing. He downloads a new individualized operating system and falls in love with it. (her takes place at some point in the near future). "Samantha" is sexy, funny, engaging and supportive, and it is completely clear how he lets himself be seduced by the software. Interestingly, as Samantha's sophisticated coding develops she begins to have "feelings" too, and the texture of their relationship becomes more complex and similar to those in "real life".

I very much enjoyed this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have resisted seeing this one but now after reading your comments may change my mind.