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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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Samantha (voice)
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Amy
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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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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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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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$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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Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema has a cameo and can be seen in the beginning of the party scene. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Los Angeles. It is filmed in California and China. However, in some of the panoramic shots of the city the traffic is driving on the left side of the road. In both the US and in China, traffic drives on the right side of the road. See more »

Quotes

Theodore: Well, the room's spinning cause I drank too much, cause I wanted to get drunk and have sex. There was something sexy about that woman... cause I was lonely... maybe just cause I was lonely. I wanted somebody to fuck me. I want somebody to want me to fuck them. Maybe that would have filled this ti-... tiny little hole in my heart, but probably not... and sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel, and from here on out I'm not gonna feel anything new... just... lesser versions ...
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Sure of Love
Written by George Goldner and Stuart Wiener
Performed by The Chantels
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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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