Sound Off: Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
January 10, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's like a socially acceptable form of insanity." Now showing everywhere is Spike Jonze's Her, his new sci-fi romance starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson as Samantha, his Operating System girlfriend. The film first premiered at the New York Film Festival to rave reviews, and is now playing in wide release. Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Chris Pratt also co-star. Is it any good? What did you make of it, and its quirky style? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Spike Jonze's Her.
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To fuel the fire, I absolutely adore Her, it's my #1 favorite film of 2013. I saw it twice in one day because I loved it so much and had to go back and watch it again. Aside from its very heartfelt, very charming, very moving story about love at the core, Her is such a boldly unconventional and completely unique creation, I can't help but love its originality. Even the costumes, right down to the paper clip in Theodore's shirt pocket. I especially love Amy Adams in this, she's different but just as charming as always. The score by Arcade Fire is subtle but beautiful, and the cinematography is just gorgeous. I even love the seemingly random futuristic moments like the upside-down 737 art piece. This is Spike Jonze's masterpiece on many levels. I love Her.
What did you think of Spike Jonze's Her? Wonderful sci-fi brilliance, or dull hipster disaster?
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