Her is a 2013 science fiction romance film written, directed and produced by Spike Jonze. The film story is about a man who develops a relationship with a female voice produced by an intelligent computer operating system. Wikipedia
Crisply shot in bright hues, and hinting at a technologically-infused future, this is ultimately a deeply moving film about a romance that feels painfully authentic. Love, after all, is love...whether your partner is made of flesh and blood, or coding, or rubber like that doll in the Ryan Gosling film.
The cinematography, the minimalist music score, costumes and set décor are in sync with the dramaturgy, consistently, Thedore’s shirts and jackets being thoroughly retro-chic. Don’t think twice, Her is the ticket of the week.
Her is, by far, the best picture of the year, and miles ahead of the other Oscar nominated films, but those comparisons don't seem at all relevant when I sit back and smile (stupidly wide) at the impressions the film has left. For all its conceptual highs, Her is not a film about technology, though it is partly a cautionary fable. This is a film about love. A film to love.
Her has a profound melancholy. It directly speaks to our harried, technology soaked lives and our many selves who are, at once, virtually over-connected and yet, emotionally unmoored. In places, this film feels long and stretched. But it shifts something within you. When Theodore’s love affair ends, as it must, I cried.
Working from his own original script, the former music-video whiz, Spike Jonze, has crafted one of the most poignant love stories in recent memory. An invigorating exploration of identity, bonding, loneliness and pain, Her almost restores our faith in American cinema.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself having conversations with Siri after watching Her! A futuristic take on love and longing Her is worth watching for its different premise.
Though you know this may be almost impossible in the real world but director Spike Jonze creates magic in front of your eyes and what may seem unbelievable when someone narrates it to you is soon believable when you are inside the cinema hall.Her is a lovely film which you just shouldn't miss!
It will be wonderful to have this film as an audio to listen to over and over again. But while it is showing at a theatre near you, do go and watch it.
Despite its ability to bring some onions near your eyes, it is never schmaltzy or saccharine. It’s affecting and sublime, but never corny. It’s moving, but never mawkish. And even in the film’s most heartbreaking scene, the frame only contains a character looking at a wall. The fact that this was somehow achieved is incredible.
"Her" is one of cinema's most affecting and heartfelt romances in modern times. It is worth a onetime viewing for its original concept and brilliant performances.
This is a movie for everyone. You will smile and laugh, tear-up and be left speechless. Spike Jonze has made a movie which engages you on a human level. This in-depth look at the way people fall in love. We feel the rush of falling and flying at the same time. The connections we make along the way, the disagreements, the anger and the hurt that we feel are just a few of the things that this movie leaves us with. In the end you will ask yourself a few questions, about what makes us real.
As cinema, it falls short of greatness because of Jonze’s strange ambiguity about his protagonist’s world; the verbose writing ultimately does not say or show anything substantial about the future Jonze projects.