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In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.

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Spike Jonze

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Spike Jonze
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Theodore
Lynn Adrianna ... Letter Writer #1
Lisa Renee Pitts ... Letter Writer #2
Gabe Gomez Gabe Gomez ... Letter Writer #3
Chris Pratt ... Paul
Artt Butler ... Text Voice (voice)
May Lindstrom May Lindstrom ... Sexy Pregnant TV Star
Rooney Mara ... Catherine
Bill Hader ... Chat Room Friend #2 (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... SexyKitten (voice)
Brian Johnson ... OS1 Commercial Lead
Scarlett Johansson ... Samantha (voice)
Amy Adams ... Amy
Matt Letscher ... Charles
Spike Jonze ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Spike Jonze love story.

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ella See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,382, 20 December 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,568,251

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,351,251
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Company Credits

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Annapurna Pictures See more »
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Chosen by The Film Society of Lincoln Center as the featured film to close its prestigious New York Film Festival on October 13, 2013, in NYC. See more »

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On the spine of the physics book he was reading, "Unknown" was misspelled as "Unkown". See more »

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[first lines]
Theodore: [writing letter] "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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The best film of 2013 is Her.
30 December 2013 | by whifferrackSee all my reviews

I saw Her this weekend, and it's my favorite movie of the year. Everything about it was fantastic: the acting, the directing, the writing. It could've easily been a clichéd look at technology or the future, but it's fundamentally a very human story about evolution. It's about having to deal with unfulfillment and things like divorce and loneliness, but it's also undercut with hope, whether it be through Theo's relationships with Samantha (Johansson) and Amy (Adams) or even the stylistic touches, like having Theo's red clothes set against a muted Los Angeles background. There are parallels drawn between all the characters' journeys without it feeling contrived, and even Theo's job--writing letters for other people--represents his relationship with his OS; on the surface, they may seem like "just letters" or "just a computer", but they're outlets for his emotions and desires.

Oh, and everyone in the cast is phenomenal; it's a shame Johansson is "ineligible" for an award. BS. She's fantastic, and this is an even tougher role to pull off.

This is a story about life, and it's perfect.

A.

Full review: http://polarbearstv.com/2013/12/30/her-review/


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