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If there is no Scarlett Johansson, then there is no movie. Pre-screened at AFI Hollywood at the Egyptian theater on 11/13 to a completely filled theater of over 600 seats.
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Interesting...has some potential.smile.gif

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Interesting...has some potential.smile.gif

I am more than certain that you wouldn't mind having Scarlett Johansson as the voice of your personal, customized OS. This movie is about AI which doesn't exist now and yet it isn't overly futuristic, unlike Blade Runner. It was shot in both Los Angeles and Shanghai. But, given, that it is a romantic comedy movie of sorts, as such, it isn't likely to draw a large box office. For more, you will have to see the movie yourself and it could easily bore a lot of viewers.
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Saw Her today and ended up liking it. More about that later. To put it gently, I am not Joaquin Phoenix's most ardent fan. The guy is so quintessentially weird that even his massive talent as an actor is not enough to prevent me from feeling a bit unsettled whenever he is on the screen, which was all the time in Her. At the end of the day, though, I thought I understood Spike Jonze's decision to cast Phoenix and agreed with it. Phoenix, it turns out, is perfect as Theodore Twombly. Twombly is a guy who falls in love with an operating system, which is pretty weird in itself. Nevertheless Jonze made it work and gave us a film that was warm and kind of uplifting in Jonze's one card short of a full deck way. In Twombly's defense, I might have fallen in love with his OS too if she had talked like the sultry-voiced Scarlett Johansson. smile.gif

Her is Jonze's meditation on the lack of human interaction that our modern cyber age seems to encourage but does it in a way that is smart and effective. Highly recommended, even if Joaquin Phoenix makes you as uncomfortable as he does me. Highly recommended, 9 Stars out of 10.
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Will wait for the BD.

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Will wait for the BD.
Will probably never watch it.

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Saw Her today and ended up liking it. More about that later. To put it gently, I am not Joaquin Phoenix's most ardent fan. The guy is so quintessentially weird that even his massive talent as an actor is not enough to prevent me from feeling a bit unsettled whenever he is on the screen, which was all the time in Her. At the end of the day, though, I thought I understood Spike Jonze's decision to cast Phoenix and agreed with it. Phoenix, it turns out, is perfect as Theodore Twombly. Twombly is a guy who falls in love with an operating system, which is pretty weird in itself. Nevertheless Jonze made it work and gave us a film that was warm and kind of uplifting in Jonze's one card short of a full deck way. In Twombly's defense, I might have fallen in love with his OS too if she had talked like the sultry-voiced Scarlett Johansson. smile.gif

Her is Jonze's meditation on the lack of human interaction that our modern cyber age seems to encourage but does it in a way that is smart and effective. Highly recommended, even if Joaquin Phoenix makes you as uncomfortable as he does me. Highly recommended, 9 Stars out of 10.

Thanks for your take. I haven't see it yet, but want to. Phoenix is not one of my favorite actors either, but Spike Jonze is wonderfully weird and I love his incredibly offbeat works. I want to see it because I like his aesthetic and sense of humor/pathos.
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For some reason, the trailers remind me of this:



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Not even close.
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For some reason, your trailer reminds me of this:


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For some reason, your trailer reminds me of this:


Yeah, it does remind me of Max too.

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Yeah, it does remind me of Max too.

I have a cool MDF backed movie poster of MH. Everybody said my oldest boy looked just like him. Not a great movie, but definitely foreshadowing, as was Simone. Somewhat chilling.
I imagine in twenty years, "her" may sadly have the same effect.
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Will wait for the BD.
Will probably never watch it.
Ditto. Unless the trailer was the beginning of the movie and later "she" convinces him to go out and start killing people for her. smile.gif

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