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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 (as Lynn Adrianna)
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SexyKitten (voice)
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OS1 Commercial Lead
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Amy
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Alien Child (voice) (as Adam Spiegel)
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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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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$25,556,065 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Samantha is the name of a text-to-speech setting on Macintosh computers that closely resembles the voice of pre-iOS7 Siri, Apple's virtual assistant for iPhone. See more »

Goofs

When Theodore is walking through the plaza, from his view we see an older Asian man is just about to pass him on his right, but then in the next shot from the other direction, no such man passes him. See more »

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Theodore: [proof-reading] "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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"Evelyn Edwards...... Mother Who Dated Pricks" See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.7 (2014) See more »

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The Moon Song
Written by Karen O (as Karen O.) and Spike Jonze
Performed by Karen O (as Karen O.)
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Best Film Of The Year
15 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching Spike Jonze's new movie 'Her', a beautiful, tender, melancholy film about love and loss and technology. It's that kind of science fiction so close to science fact you can almost look out your window and see it, so in that it's of a piece with Jonze's first movie 'Being John Malkovich', though the cautious, bruised and drifting heart of it reminds me most of (his ex-wife) Sofia Coppola's 'Lost In Translation'.

It's funny: just last month I was saying how 2013 was not such a good year for movies and then 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' came along, and now this, which I think is probably the best of the year.

This is an amazing, unique, magical film that I would recommend to everyone, with the caveat that it almost certainly will make you go 'ouch', at least if you're paying attention. But I'm pretty sure that you won't have seen anything quite like it before.


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