There are some great moments. His sensitive Her a review perceptive take on the role is what films are all about. She sets him up on dates; she reassures him when he worries that he will never feel anything new again. Theodore has to be enough of an oddball for the exotic strangeness of the situation to work, but enough of a hunk to sell the love story.
Charlie Kaufman will always have the honor of penning my favorite love story of all-time "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" but Spike Jonze and "Her" are giving it a true run for the money at the moment.
She could find traction during the awards season if the film hits in the right way. Warm, witty and sensual Samantha seems just as real to Theodore as anyone else in this atomised, digital world. Is there a market for such a niche luxury service in the near future?
Amy Adams is always the sprinkle on top in all of her films. Phoenix plays Theodore, a writer for a website that makes letters Her a review just about anyone. Barrett, who has worked on "Where the Wild Things Are. The film unwinds, inevitably, in a sentimental and slightly moralistic way, but it is seductive and subversive when it suggests that their relationship is part of an evolving and re-normalising landscape: This is a performance that you can identify with.
I wished I liked it more. He is a Frankensteinian sewing together of two tonal imperatives. Evidently so, because Theodore lives in a spectacular apartment, and his material comfort does not appear to be affected by a nasty, ongoing divorce from Catherine Rooney Mara.
It is a scene that fuses all the romance and disorientation and absurdity of the situation. Phoenix achieves the impossible and is an instant Oscar contender.
Everything tends to be lit with a dreamy, woozy kind of afternoon sunshine and lens flare, in a place where a contented, diverse population mills happily around, rather like a TV ad spot for Apple computers directed by Douglas Coupland. Clayton Davis 12 October Talk about closing with a bang.
As he tries to find life during the midst of his divorce from his wife Catherine played by a beautiful Rooney MaraTheodore finds solace in a friendship with a new OS operating system named Samantha voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
Theodore falls deeply in love with Samantha, and she with him, but she is a mystery, a mystery partly signalled by the title: When "Her" opens up, it snaps you immediately into the story.
It is Samantha who is the plausible and sympathetic character, far more so than the weirdly contorted and contrived creation that is Theodore. The film seems very new, but the sentimental ending is as old as the hills.
Their affair will never be the same again. Samantha is empowered to organise his life, give personal advice, make intimate suggestions.
This is the type of work that could convince the Board of Governors to rethink the eligibility of an acting performance. Their relationship comes to a kind of crisis when she, yearning for a physical dimension to their relationship, suggests a "surrogate": With four prior Oscar nominations to her credit, her stunning portrayal is just another fantastic pin to add to her credits.
Joaquin Phoenix presents an assemblage of quirky character traits as the egregiously named Theodore Twombly, a lonely guy with an unattractive moustache and glasses who wears the high-waisted slacks that have apparently become fashionable for men in this era.
Her has the same defiantly wistful manchild regression Jonze showed in his version of Where the Wild Things Are — a singular exercise in imagination, almost a postmodern pastoral. Christopher Nolan should take notes from Jonze on the assembling of female counterparts in a story.
As "Samantha," Johansson has never tapped into the essence of her abilities as an actress the way she does in "Her.
A modern yet classical composition that in key scenes could move you to tears. Most notably the Production Design of K. At the press conference, he actually gave an answer to one of the questions from the audience. Learning at a rapid rate and studying the behaviors of the human mind, she looks at the world through the eyes of Theodore.
Yet Scarlett Johansson clearly approached her role in nothing like the same spirit that Yul Brynner played the cowboy-robot in Westworld, in A getaway in a cabin, alone but with "Samantha" encapsulates everything about Theodore. He has an entirely unironic job in a company called BeautifulHandwrittenLetters.
I think Phoenix himself was impressed with the work he and his colleagues have accomplished.Her – review 3 / 5 stars 3 out of 5 stars. In Spike Jonze's postmodern pastoral about a man who dates his operating system, digital affairs.
Dec 18, · Her movie reviews & Metacritic score: Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living 90%(47). 4 days ago · Moss plays the monstrous, self-destructive singer of an all-girl band overtaken by younger, prettier rivals in Alex Ross Perry’s unsettling punk drama.
Audience Reviews for Her Now as for starters, I am not a big fan of Spike Jonze's pictures. They come off as too weird or too alienating for 95%. Dec 18, · Writer/director Spike Jonze constructs a beguiling cinematic world in which a man falls in love with a computer program, offering a crash course on the question of what it means to be human/5.
It is clear to see why this film was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of the visual style and extensive use of pastel colours is a triumph in itself, and the acting, editing, costumes and screenplay are all worthy of recognition.Download