Her

Her

DVD - 2014
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Set in Los Angeles in the slight future, Theodore, a complex, soulful man, 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 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.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2014.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Her : a Spike Jonze love story.

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πŸ€– Didn't π˜›π˜©π˜¦ π˜›π˜Έπ˜ͺ𝘭π˜ͺ𝘨𝘩𝘡 𝘑𝘰𝘯𝘦 do this story? Sure, Jack Warden fell in love with a robot. And it only took them 30 minutes!

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1aa
Aug 22, 2020

If it wasn't for the humming and buzzing of refrigerators and air conditioners, this would have been quite enjoyable. This is a serious development in the history of the art of the drama in cinematic form. Often funny, ridiculous, insightful, touching, creepy, and thought-provoking (to explicate each of these would render this comment a full length review). One majorvery brief nude scene of a late stage pregnant woman; lots of obscene language.

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iloveseaotters
Aug 14, 2020

I was not impressed with this movie at all. In fact, I found it creepy, boring and stupid. Enough said. Turned it off after about ten minutes.

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shaneprimrose1
Jan 06, 2020

This was a very well written and thought out movie. Very entertaining and thought provoking!

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Quinn Carnahan
Aug 01, 2019

I returned this.... Why is it in my chevk out spot?? I didn't have any desire to watch it. That's odd I'm not psying for a librarians mistake. Hailllno

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P58Jackson
Apr 24, 2019

Long drawn out; inappropriate language and actions.

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andreajesse
May 25, 2018

A telling tale of what becomes of us as we fall in love with our "smart" devices. We want our devices to be ever more intelligent, but at what price? How well do we want them to "know" us. Samantha is Theodore's girlfriend. She started out as just a friendly OS there to help him organize his files. She becomes very helpful to him - perhaps too much so. Theodore becomes completely emotionally dependent on "her." But, who is "she" really? I think this film is quite prescient. It is warning for what we are becoming. I saw this film when it first came out in 2013. Since then, every time I see someone looking down at their smart phone and smiling, I think of it. Whatever happened to good old-fashioned human interaction? Though the film does not explicitly address it, the movie does hint at what could become of a world where our smart devices are smarter than us and have their own ideas and ambitions? Call me a luddite, but I think it's time to hit the pause button and explore what potential damage lies ahead.

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ausnos
May 22, 2018

A bizarre movie that kept my interest the entire way through! I liked it.

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CurlyWhirly
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.

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britprincess1ajax Feb 02, 2017

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

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Monolith
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."

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jimg2000
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

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jimg2000
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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swilley
Oct 01, 2014

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

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Ron@Ottawa
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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