Wednesday, 26 February 2014

''Her'' (2013 movie)- Review

Directed by: Spike Jonze
Released: 2013
Country: United States

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara

Genres: Sci-Fi Romantic drama

Released: 4.5 out of 5


Often we come across such films that are so beautiful that they absolutely leave us speechless, that are so impressive that we feel that we must recommend them to everybody. ''Her'' is exactly such a film.

A feel-good, beautiful, extremely touching love story, ''Her'' is certainly one of the most unforgettable, one of the most moving films that I have watched recently.

The very first thing that we see is the face of our protagonist,Theodore, played by Joaquin Phoenix. He says something that makes us think that he is expressing his love to his long-time wife, but very soon we come to know that it's his job to compose personal letters for the lovers who cannot express their feelings easily, and he was orally composing such a love letter in the beginning of the film.

''Her'' is set in a near future, at a time when people are able to run a computer just by the power of their voice. Our protagonst, Theodore, is a lonely man, going through the procedures of divorce. He used to love his wife, Catherine (Rooney Mara) deeply, and he is haunted by his memories with Catherine.

One day, he comes across a kind of operating system that can understand human emotions. This kinds of OS will not only be able to keep tracks of his emails, but also give him company. He purchases an OS, and starts communicating with it. His OS names herself Samantha (voice by Scarlett Johansson).  Talking to him everyday, Samantha teaches him to laugh heartily again, to start enjoying his life again. Their friendship starts getting deeper, and soon it turns into love. Though they know that it's not very normal, as he is a human and Samantha is an OS, they do not pay much attention to this... But will it last?

This film was so powerful, gentle, yet so emotionally overpowering! This is a film that will remain unforgettable, that will probably touch everybody. It was so beautiful, so emotionally intense! The relation that develops between Theodore and Samantha was so sweet, so beautiful.

Joaquin Phoenix as our protagonist, Theodore, gives an excellent performance. We only hear Scarlett Johansson's voice, but this voice, that is, her character (Samantha), is so touching! And then there is Amy Adams, Theodore's friend who is also friends with an OS.

The concept of this film is wonderful, the screenplay is excellent, and the cinematography is beautiful. The way it is presented, it's definitely beautiful and so very touching, sad, sweet, captivating I absolutely loved this film, and this is one of those films that I'll recommend to anybody.

4.5 out of 5


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