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Her (2013)

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In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

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Spike Jonze

Writer:

Spike Jonze
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Theodore
Lynn Adrianna ... Letter Writer #1
Lisa Renee Pitts ... Letter Writer #2
Gabe Gomez Gabe Gomez ... Letter Writer #3
Chris Pratt ... Paul
Artt Butler ... Text Voice (voice)
May Lindstrom May Lindstrom ... Sexy Pregnant TV Star
Rooney Mara ... Catherine
Bill Hader ... Chat Room Friend #2 (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... SexyKitten (voice)
Brian Johnson ... OS1 Commercial Lead
Scarlett Johansson ... Samantha (voice)
Amy Adams ... Amy
Matt Letscher ... Charles
Spike Jonze ... Alien Child (voice) (as Adam Spiegel)
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Storyline

Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he's not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends. He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world's first artificially intelligent operating system, "It's not just an operating system, it's a consciousness," the ad states. Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Having fallen in love with his OS, Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt. As an OS, Samantha has powerful intelligence that she uses to help Theodore in ways others hadn't, but how does she help him deal with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS? Written by Bob Philpot

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Spike Jonze love story.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Her See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,382, 22 December 2013

Gross USA:

$25,568,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,351,251
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Company Credits

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Annapurna Pictures See more »
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chris Cooper, who was cut from the film altogether, is thanked in the end credits. So, too, are Catherine Keener, Nicole Holofcener, Bennett Miller and Steven Soderbergh, among others. As Mark Harris revealed in the recent New York Magazine cover story on Her (2013), Jonze asked Soderbergh to put together his own cut of the film, though the final edit belonged to Jonze and his editors, Eric Zumbrunnen and Jeff Buchanan. See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set in Los Angeles, the subway scenes were filmed in Shanghai, and the names of Shanghai subway stations, written in Chinese characters, are visible in several scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Theodore: [writing letter] "To my Chris. I've been thinking how I could possibly tell you how much you mean to me. I remember when I first started to fall in love with you like it was last night. Lying naked beside you in that tiny apartment - it suddenly hit me that I was part of this whole larger thing. Just like our parents - or our parents' parents. Before that, I was just living my life like I knew everything - and suddenly this bright light hit me and woke me up. That light was you. I ...
[...]
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When You Know You're Gonna Die
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But in the End, We Are Still Humans
8 June 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a near future, the lonely Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) works writing beautiful handwritten letters in a company and he is divorcing of his wife Catherine (Rooney Mara). In his leisure time, he usually recalls the good moments of his life with Catherine and likes to play a new video game. His best friend is his neighbor Amy (Amy Adams), who is married with Charles (Matt Letscher).

One day, Theodore sees the advertisement of a new operating system called OS-1 that is announced as the first artificially intelligent operating system and he decides to buy it. After the installation, he has a conversation with a seductive female voice (Scarlett Johansson) and when he asks her name, she tells that she is Samantha. Soon Samantha develops her feelings and they fall in love with each other. The insecure Theodore feels divided for loving a computer system while Samantha does not stop to grow-up and evolve.

"Her" is an original movie by the cult writer and director Spike Jonze. The story is emotional and the viewer shares the feelings of love of Theodore and Samantha. The plot is developed in a future not far from the present days and it is easy to understand the need of a writer to write letters since the persons are too individualist, walking on the streets talking to their computers, cellphones or tablets and certainly incapable to write letters with feelings. The conclusion is predictable since fortunately we are still humans. If you liked this movie, see also "Thomas est Amoureux" (2000) that you may have a nice surprise. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Ela" ("She")


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