Her – Film Review

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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

Let’s all remember Spike Jonze made ‘Being John Malkovich’; which was mental. And so is Her.

An interesting and original plot-line to say the least. A man who falls in love with his computer? Lovely. This is really good though, because it’s a nice change of pace from what we usually see, and it actually is really really interesting. The whole idea of the wide scope of modern relationships is really cool and delivered well.

It’s just, for a long time, it’s kinda dull. For a lot of the film, I found my mind wandering to other places, which defies the whole point of the film. I don’t really like the pacing, its awfully slow at times and just seems to repeat itself. This is all purposeful of course, but I can’t let Spike of on this one, as much as I love him.

However, this was the most beautiful film of 2014. It really is wonderfully shot, and the colours and lighting are excellent. Spike Jonze has managed to create a superb and subtle future world, that is every bit realistic. Jonze has also managed to craft together a solid screenplay that is at times quite thought provoking.

The director is the star here, but I think Joaquin Phoenix does a sterling job, and is very sweet and like-able; but he’s good in everything. I think Amy Adams was underused here; though still very good. And Scarlett Johansson’s voice is also very good and she does well in the key role of the film.

Even though dull at times; Spike Jonze does an excellent job of making this both interesting and beautiful. – 4/5

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