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A withdrawn writer, Theodore Twombly, falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system named Samantha.
"The film's genius is how it grounds the notion of a man falling for an artificially intelligent machine with reality. Just how many clicks away is this from online dating?"--USA Today
"One of the more original, hilarious and even heartbreaking stories of the year."--Richard Roeper.com
"Johansson's vocal tour de force is award-worthy. So is the movie. Ignore the soft ending. Jonze is a visionary whose lyrical, soulful meditation on relationships of the future cuts to the heart of the way we live now."--Rolling Stone
"...goes light-years beyond science-fiction cliches. As the story progresses further into unexpected territory, 'Her' sometimes feels like an out-of-body experience."--Newsday
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros Ent. Canada Inc., 2014.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION HER
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Dobrila_T Jan 18, 2018

A Spike Jonze love story between a man and his phone.

Her takes on the science fiction theme of artificial intelligence to a new level, and makes it into a personal story about a man struggling to connect with others. One of the most heartfelt and unique films I've seen.

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Mar 13, 2018

"Her" is really, really, really, really awful. Really!

Morbidly funny.
Evidently in the future everyone has become a Hipster. The clothing, absolutely disgusting color combonations, and Joaquin Phoenix's offensive Molestache make this film almost difficult to watch. It is an assault on both the eyes and good taste.
Joaquin's character is timid, flavorless, and uninteresting. So, when the (oh, so inevitable) ending comes it is darkly satisfying to see him weep.
This is Her's only true redeeming quality.

Dec 19, 2017

Very good, interesting, and digitally sweet.

Spoke Jonze's take on our present state of digital social media alienation. I found the first part of the movie hilarious. A snapshot of just how insulated, clueless, vain the young urban elite are. The second part of the film the director reveals ambitions much more grandiose than lampooning hipster ennui. Jonze poses a question, much as the filmmakers of THE LOBSTER do, regarding the inherent irrationality of the very foundation of civilization, the monogamous sexual relationship. At the same time he shines a light on the power of the surveillance state (hint: it's based on our infantile narcissism), not to mention the possibilities of an evolving artificial intelligence.

Feb 02, 2017

HER is weird but in a good way. I'm not a fan of Joaquin Phoenix. He seems to revel in the bizarre. However, HER is different but in a heartfelt way. I felt more in touch with this film than I expected. I don't necessarily agree with its premise but, in a world where machines and humans interact on a second-to-second basis, this film holds a grain of truth. How many of us are in love with our cell phones? Can't live without it? Well, HER just takes it to the next level. Redefining the idea that the heart wants what the heart wants, HER follows Theodore, a professional letter-writer going through a separation. One day, he purchases a new state-of-the-art operating system and finds himself growing more and more attached to it. Meanwhile, he watches the changing relationships around him: a colleague of his who falls in love with a lawyer juxtaposed with his good friend Amy who promptly decides to end her marriage. All these little pieces add up and comment in their own way on the human condition. At times funny but mostly serious, HER is a deep and complicated film about a simple universal theme: love. If you can get past its quirks, you'll likely enjoy this film. I recommend it.

Jan 05, 2017

Her was the kind of movie that I didn't like immediately after seeing it. It was just a little too strange. However, it haunted me and still does. The ideas are real, even if they are strange.

Jan 05, 2017

This is an amazing film that looks forward, perhaps just a few years to a time where (even more so than today) people have relationships with their electronics. In this case, an operating system is able to actually 'date' people due to artificial intelligence. The main character has relationship woes and although he is attempting to find a real woman to share life with, stumbles upon the almost perfect relationship with his operating system on his computer. I know it sounds crazy, but they do more than just pull it off with tremendous acting and directing. A cautionary tale whose time is now. After reading the comments below, I would advise this a film for thinkers and those curious about how electronics are taking on a more predominant role in our lives.

Dec 23, 2016

Boring crap I was waiting for something to happen and it never did!

Nov 20, 2016

Perhaps the stupidest movie I have ever seen.

Oct 26, 2016

What a sad and depressing movie! But yet I still enjoyed it. It was quirky, but it reminded me a great deal of the love affair so many have with their phones and their various social media accounts.

Sadly, I think it was a premonition of our future.

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Feb 02, 2017

"Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's like a socially acceptable form of insanity."

Aug 16, 2014

Theodore: "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."

Jul 14, 2014

Lyrics of featured song by
Karen O's The Moon Song

I'm lying on the moon
My dear, I'll be there soon
It's a quiet and starry place
Time's we're swallowed up
In space we're here a million miles away

There's things I wish I knew
There's no thing I'd keep from you
It's a dark and shiny place
But with you my dear
I'm safe and we're a million miles away

We’re lying on the moon
It’s a perfect afternoon
Your shadow follows me all day
Making sure that I'm
Okay and we’re a million miles away

Jul 14, 2014

Pages of quotes in IMDb:

Theodore: Dear Catherine, I've been sitting here thinking about all the things I wanted to apologize to you for. All the pain we caused each other. Everything I put on you. Everything I needed you to be or needed you to say. I'm sorry for that. I'll always love you 'cause we grew up together and you helped make me who I am. I just wanted you to know there will be a piece of you in me always, and I'm grateful for that. Whatever someone you become, and wherever you are in the world, I'm sending you love. You're my friend to the end. Love, Theodore.


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Oct 01, 2014

This DVD is broken and should be taken out of circulation. I was unable to view it.


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May 30, 2014

Sexual Content: Brief scene, in a man's fantasy, of a naked, pregnant woman engaging in suggestive acts.

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