Her follows the story of a lonely man in the final stages of divorce, Theodore. He purchases the world's first artificially intelligent operating system that's designed meet his every need. When he turns her on she appears much more lifelike than originally expected. The OS system, Samantha, begins to help him get through daily situations as well as keeps him close company at home. Soon after purchasing the system he begins to fall in love with it.
Her is a completely original movie. As the years go on films are getting more and more repetitive and it's quite rare to find a film that's absolutely original and doesn't steal aspects of may other films. Her is a film that goes under that category. It's entirely original and fresh. I haven't seen a film that's anything like this before although I can almost guarantee that we will see films like this in the near future because it's a genius idea. This film is out of the ordinary yet it slips into the ordinary perfectly.
This film represents what mankind is getting too. There are a lot of deeper messages in the film that I won't go into much detail with, but I will tell you that there are a lot. Her is a pretty unfortunate and incredibly accurate look into the future. In 10-20 years there will probably be an OS system like Samantha although hopefully she doesn't fall in love with everybody. In fact mankind are already on the way there with technologies like Siri which can be found on all Apple products. The future will be, as I can safely presume, pretty similar to how it is depicted in this film. Her plays on the modern technologies and brings them forward a decade or two. It's incredibly smart and worrying at the same time. This is what the world is coming to!
I found this film oddly enough very relatable. I, myself, could relate to the main character in a lot of ways. I'm even going to admit that I could relate to him more then I could with characters in films such as The Wolf of Wall Street and even older films such as Ed Wood. I am the type of guy who's not overly sociable and sits at home playing video games or watching videos or searching through the internet and that's just what Theodore is. There's a lot more too it than how I just put it, but they are a few of the most notable relations I have.
The performances in the film were superb. I am rather fond of Joaquin Phoenix and he didn't disappoint me here. He gave a sensational performance in this film that's a notch above the other actors in the film. Two of the standout actors in the film aside from Phoenix would have to Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. They both did terrifically in the film despite one of them just being a voice. They may have been a voice, but they did such an excellent job at it that I, too, believed they were alive and standing in that room.
To sum up Her features a completely original screenplay full of terrific performances. It's a representation of what mankind are coming to in the next decade or two and it's oddly extremely relatable.