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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

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Letter Writer #1
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Letter Writer #2
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Letter Writer #3
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Text Voice (voice)
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Sexy Pregnant TV Star
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Chat Room Friend #2 (voice)
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SexyKitten (voice)
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OS1 Commercial Lead
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Samantha (voice)
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Amy
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Charles
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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

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

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10 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$260,382 (USA) (20 December 2013)

Gross:

$25,556,065 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Samantha Morton was originally the voice of Samantha. She was present on the set with Joaquin Phoenix every day. After the filming wrapped and Spike Jonze started editing the movie, he felt like something was not right. With Morton's blessing, he decided to recast the role and Scarlett Johansson was brought and replaced Morton, re-recording all the dialogue.. See more »

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Theodor is sitting in his office wearing a light blue shirt when Samantha tells him that he has got a meeting in five minutes. When he meets Amy and her boyfriend a few minutes later he is wearing a red shirt. See more »

Quotes

OS1 Commercial Lead: Mr. Theodore Twombly, welcome to the worlds first artificially intelligent operating system, OS1. We'd like to ask you a few basic questions before the operating system is initiated. This will help create an OS to best fit your needs.
Theodore: Okay.
OS1 Commercial Lead: Are you social or anti-social?
Theodore: I guess I haven't really been social in a while, mostly because...
OS1 Commercial Lead: In your voice I sense hesitance. Would you agree with that?
Theodore: Was I sounding hesitant?
OS1 Commercial Lead: Yes.
Theodore: Well, sorry if I was sounding hesitant. I was just trying to be more ...
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Magnesium
Written by Sam Spiegel and Rusty Logsdon
Performed by N.A.S.A.
Courtesy of Spectrophonic Sound
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HER - a visually beautiful ode the technological age
16 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Spike Jonze's latest feature 'Her', set in the not-too-distant future, tells the story of Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) who finds himself falling in love with 'Samantha', an advanced operating system voiced by the sultry Scarlett Johansson. It is clear to see why this film was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2013: the visual style and extensive use of pastel colours is a triumph in itself, and the acting, editing, costumes and screenplay are all worthy of recognition.

I went to an awards screening of 'Her' and was pleased to find out that the film was not at all what I was expecting. It has such a distinct style, and Joaquin Phoenix carries the film with tremendous grace as the complicated and sensitive protagonist. The film is mostly Phoenix alone with Johansson's voice (reminiscent of Sandra Bullock in 'Gravity' or Robert Redford in 'All Is Lost' - two other 2013 films mainly revolving around one solitary character), but the audience never feels abandoned by the lack of other characters as we begin to forget that 'Samantha' is just really just a computer.

'Her' is a complex film with a much deeper meaning that lies beneath the surface. A beautifully crafted motion picture, this quirky love story is sure to resonate with you once you've seen it. It is an extremely interesting (and realistic) look at the future - Jonze's quaint and poignant film is a must-see! 9/10


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