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There's an old and tired joke/observation that we're all guilty of having made at least once. It goes something like "In the '50s, we were promised teleportation and hovercars and robot butlers! Why hasn't that happened yet?" This vision of a sprawling, urban science fiction world filled with flying cars and androids has been our go-to vision of the future for going on 70 years. Even darker science fiction movies like Blade Runner and Minority Report appropriate these basic building blocks, changing the pain but not the actual content. What's truly remarkable about Spike Jonze's Her is that it's a film about a science fiction near future that flat-out rejects our typical image of the future while quietly making the case that we're closer to...

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