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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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

Apr 24, 2019

Long drawn out; inappropriate language and actions.

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.

May 22, 2018

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

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.

britprincess1ajax 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.

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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."

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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