This movie stars Joaquin Phoenix alongside Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde. Throughout this film you will encounter heartbreak, awkwardness, laughter, and overwhelming joy. But beyond all else, Spike Jonze unveils how to view the world in a beautiful and mesmerizing way.
Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) within this movie, encounters different people and with each one of them, he discovers something about himself. He is lost in a place of heartbreak and loneliness. Scarlett Johansson, who plays the voice of Samantha, helps Theodore to recover from his previous marriage, in where he lost a part of himself. “Her”, explains in complete honesty the unwrapping of how we fall in love with another soul, or in this case, a technological device. Samantha opens Theodore’s eyes and we see a beautiful occasion of an emotional transformation in him. Though Samantha is purely a voice, she and Theodore share an exquisite affinity with one another. This shows how organic, natural, and magical a true connection can be. There is something so beautiful in the way Jonze uses raw dialogue and pure conversation to convey how people share their inner insanity and thoughts.
I would like to state that this film is not abut technology. This film is solely about the way we connect with others around us. Either it being a small interaction or a deep emotional relationship, it shapes our life and the way we live it. Our minds are a dark and lonely place, yet, it’s the most beautifully creative piece about us. When we connect with someone through equal insanity, it is a rare and precious moment.
“Her” has won a Golden Globe for Best Original Screenplay and has received 2 Golden Globe nominations including Best Actor and Motion Picture. It has also received 5 Oscar nominations including Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. So tune in this Sunday at 7pm on channel ABC to view the winners!