Review: Her (2013)

Written and Directed by Spike Jonze, Her is a romantic science fiction comedy film starring Joaquin Phoenix with support from Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, and Olivia Wilde with Scarlett Johansson providing the voice of Samantha. Set in a futuristic LA, a man going through a divorce develops a relationship with an Operating System, known as Samantha. Though friends to begin with, as the relationship develops, they begin to develop feelings for one another.
This has to be one of the most original films I have seen in a long time. The plot is so unique, with a slight science fiction setting working in its favour. The performance of Joaquin Phoenix is out of this world. Having to act virtually on his own, with no-one to bounce off with is what makes his display so capitulating. With strong support from Amy Adams and the voice of Scarlett Johansson, everything falls into place. Deeply sincere, Her has all that you could ask for in a romantic comedy film, and the performances from its leads will have you attached from the start.

“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” – Theodore