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Her (2013)

Director:
Spike Jonze

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Romance/Drama/
Science-Fiction

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Her

RUNNING TIME
126 minutes

Producer:
Megan Ellison
Spike Jonze
Vincent Landay

Screenwriter:
Spike Jonze


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Theodore Twombly Joaquin Phoenix

Samantha (voice)

Scarlett Johansson -
Amy Amy Adams -
Paul Chris Pratt c
Catherine Klausen Rooney Mara -
Blind Date Olivia Wilde -
Charles Matt Letscher -
Mark Lewman Luka Jones -

Sexy Kitten (voice)

Kristen Wiig -

Chat Room Friend #2 (voice)

Bill Hader -

Alan Watts (voice)

Brian Cox -

 

Review

Scarlett Johansson pretends to be an "operating system", with whom the lonely Joaquin Phoenix falls in love, but she clearly is just Scarlett Johansson reading her lines, and filmmaker Spike Jonze tries to make it all weighty and romantic by throwing in sentimental music by Arcade Fire. This film operates in the what-if-machines-became-human territory, like an adult version of Spielberg's A.I. But as with many entries in this sub-genre, Her cannot hide from the fact that it was obviously written by a human impersonating a machine rather than vice versa. It's got platitude all over it, even when it tries to be clever.

Copyright 14.01.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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