Joaquin Phoenix Falls for His Computer in Spike Jonze's 'Her' Trailer
"I wish I could touch you…" Warner Bros has debuted the trailer for Spike Jonze's Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man in the near future who falls in love with his computer, Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. This is one of the first of many movies exploring the idea of love or a relationship with a digital entity (there's also Transcendence, The Zero Theorem, Ex Machina coming up) and it has a much lighter, much sweeter touch, without wacky comedy. This looks way better than I was expecting. I love Spike and his films but this seems to be a change of pace and I'm totally into it. Rooney Mara & Amy Adams also star.
Watch the first official trailer for Spike Jonze's Her, in high def from Apple:
Set in LA, slightly in the future, "her" follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. Written & directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are). WB will release Her starting December 18th.
Reader Feedback - 21 Comments
That was adorable...yet filled with dark undertones...makes me wanna see it.
Xerxexx on Aug 7, 2013
Neat. Though, I think it will be quite a while before an AI can understand a "data/da-da" joke. Hell... took me a second.
avconsumer2 on Aug 7, 2013
I CANT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!
Alex Williams on Aug 7, 2013
oooh! looks real good
Nick Sears on Aug 7, 2013
I am truly excited for this movie.
Russell Shouse on Aug 7, 2013
Chills! So in can not wait for this!
N. on Aug 7, 2013
I am an old person (41) and directors now make me excited more than concepts or stars. An OK trailer but the name Spike Jones....count me in!
Vietnamthemovie on Aug 7, 2013
I am even older, but I read "Spike Jonze"...
Nash on Aug 9, 2013
Amy Adams is in fucking everything these days.
truong18 on Aug 7, 2013
Haha, nothing wrong with that dude! 😉
Ayotunde Afolabi on Aug 11, 2013
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Reznik on Aug 7, 2013
Amazing concept and even better visuals. Joaquin Phoenix looks great in this and Scarlett Johansson seems like an even better fit for the voice.
Miko on Aug 7, 2013
Reminds me of Lars and The Real Girl
Biafra Denmark on Aug 7, 2013
That looks beautiful and terrible (meaning, emotionally) all at once. I must see this.
Quanah on Aug 7, 2013
This is a must see
Fidel Reyes on Aug 7, 2013
I have a feeling this could play at Fantastic Fest
Kento on Aug 8, 2013
Electric Dreams kinda thing but not the same looks to be good though.
bjallman on Aug 8, 2013
seems amazingly depressing
reallifeisbetter on Aug 8, 2013
Reminds me of S1m0ne
bryansays on Aug 13, 2013
The films looks depressingly real and possible i.e. falling for a voice and a vision of someone/something rather than someone actual. I think it will ask some interesting questions.
Payne by name on Sep 5, 2013
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