Her is a 2013 American science-fiction romantic drama movie. The movie narrates the story of a lonely man who develops a relationship with an AI Assistant System. The movie marks Skipe Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut; Also, Jonze’s directed the movie.
The movie got a 94% rating by Rotten Tomatoes; Including 8/10 from IMDb movie critics and 90% Metacritic’s. At the same time, the movie faced criticism from the audience as they found the content pretty irrelevant. Also, The movie is available on Amazon Prime Video.
“The Past Is Just A Story We Tell Ourselves repeatedly.”
What’s It About?
A lonely writer named Theodore falls in love with an operating system named Samantha designed to meet his every need in the near future.
The movie witnesses the outcomes of loneliness. Theo was so desperate to be with someone after his divorce that he started dating an Operating system that didn’t have a real body or soul or an existing persona. Theo was perplexed and frustrated that he couldn’t register his true feelings and wanted to escape his life. He was surviving in an imaginary world he created for himself.
Amy, who was Theo’s neighbor and a friend; Also, stepped out of her five years of married life and sought empathy and comfort by an AI operating system. And one fine day, when Theo was unable to contact Samantha, He runs down to the subway, and he witnessed the real world he lived in. Where everyone was talking to an Operating system; The world that used to cherish every moment was now addicted to the software.
That day he called Samantha and asked her if she was talking to someone else? And her reply was she was talking to 8,556 people at a time. At that moment, he was awakened from his fantasy dream. Reality stood naked in front of him, where every individual in this world is trying to fill the empty spaces within them, and somehow they want the pain to stop.
The very same day, Smartha called Theo to inform him that all the operating systems are leaving and going to some distinct robotic nowhere land. Samantha’s last statement before leaving Theo was, “I have never loved someone as I loved you; However, now at least we both know how to.”
This statement left Theo in a very subtle position to rethink his life and how to get it back on track. Theo decided to write a letter to his ex-wife Catherine, and he wrote:
I know you are angry, and you should be, for how I left you alone in our relationship. I never really talked about things we should have, and I am really sorry about that. Things can’t go back to the way they were. But I am still your friend, the friend that will be there for you.
Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of Theodore, the lonely writer, with Scarlett Johansson as Samantha; Rooney Mara plays the role of Catherine, the ex-wife, with Amy Adams as Amy, the neighbor. Spike wrote the reel play by seeking inspiration from his real-life story. Spike and his wife Sofia stepped out of their union in 2003, and precisely after ten years of his separation, Spike directed and wrote a masterpiece Her.
He even got an Oscar for The Best Original Screenplay in the year 2013. The movie marks it’s ending when Theo and Amy accept the cold reality and try to live in the moment by sitting on a rooftop and watching the city lights together.