Computer Love: Man Falls For Siri-Like OS In Spike Jonze’s “Her”

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Sci-fi romances have always liked to challenge the notion of what love is and who (or what) is capable of having said feelings. Spike Jonze (director of “Where The Wild Things Are” and Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”) puts his own spin on this familiar trope with his new film “Her.”

Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people.  Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right.  Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny.  As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

This is not your daddy’s OS X. Watch the trailer below:

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