No one has ever accused Spike Jonze of making “normal” movies, and his newest film, Her, might be one of the most interesting yet. The film, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, tells the tale of an introverted writer who falls in love with his operating system.
Joining him in the film are Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson as the artificial intelligence system.
Her opens on November 20th.
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.