A new trailer has been released for Spike Jonze’s love story between a man and his operating system, Her. The first trailer was extremely fascinating and grabby my attention. Now, with this new trailer, which features a lot more of co-star, Amy Adams, we are starting to get a really strong sense of the movie’s heart. This is definitely one of the year’s weirder films, but also potentially one of the best.
Her stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, and the voice of Scarlett Johansson as the artificial intelligence system.
The film hits theaters on December 18th.
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.