Movie Nosh – Her

1 Mar

What? Her
By? Writer/Director Spike Jonze
Starring? Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, the voice of Scarlett Johanssen
What’s It About? Theodore Twombley, a professional letter writer reeling from a failed marriage, falls in love with a sentient operating system.
How Is it? Excellent. In what may be the most interesting movie about relationships to come out in recent years, this quiet, stylish film charts the course of a relationship between Theodore (Phoenix) and a new, artificially intelligent OS, who calls herself Samantha (Johanssen). Phoenix is marvelously subtle, and in a year packed with good Best Actor nominees, he may have missed out due more to past comments denigrating the awards process rather than because of the performance itself. Johanssen was ruled ineligible for nomination, but delivers an amazingly nuanced performance as well.

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