‘Her’ The Movie


This is spring break week at the university , and since we went to Hawaii in January, it is movie time for us! I dragged the professor away from a marathon of ‘Breaking Bad’ and we deiced to see ‘Her.’ I can remember when science fiction films were hard to imagine, but not this one.

‘Her’ is set in the future of Los Angeles, maybe 50 years. Everyone is walking around with buds in their ears talking to a virtual friend. The protagonist is Theodore ( Joaquin Phoenix, who was quite outstanding). The stage was set in the opening scenes when we find out that his job is writing  beautifulhandwrittenletters.com!   In this time and place, ‘people’ hire others to write letters to their loved ones that are rendered by computers in old-school cursive penmanship!her_movie.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlarge

Theodore is lonely and sad at the break-up of his marriage and decides to start a relationship with an OS1, operation system, and meets Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) through his first artificial smart phone. She is bright, and a  quick study to fit his needs. Their contact is of purely cerebral interaction in contrast  to bodily contact, even during  their times of physical intimacy.

The theme of the film was relationships, intimacy, and communications three important aspects of life. ‘Her’ is thought provoking as we decide  along with Theodore our thoughts concerning  the importance these   play in our lives and relationships.HER

Is this the future?

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About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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13 Responses to ‘Her’ The Movie

  1. lauramacky says:

    Interesting. I see it’s available via our cable company. We should watch it.


  2. Kelda Larsen says:

    We’ve been meaning to watch this one. Looks good; thanks for the review.


  3. susipet says:

    I think I’m going to need to try again with this film. I stopped watching it even though I thought Joachim was fab….
    So will try again!
    Thanks for the prompt…


  4. Interesting, I’ve never heard of this..


  5. YellowCable says:

    I really can see this can be the future. You know Siri on iPhone or Google phone can answer your questions, refer you by your name and take order to few simple things on the phone for you. I can imagine people have close relationship with a machine if the machine can interact with you intelligently. I would not mind at all 😉 By that time, how do we tell the two apart…


  6. eeek… I read and view lots of ideas – this one is far out

    ~ Eric


  7. alexraphael says:

    Fascinating film. It poses so many questions.


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