Kathy and I saw the film Her over the weekend. The movie is a poignant fast forward portrayal of our impersonal digital world. Putting irony and emphasis on this portrayal was the fact that as we exited the theater, nearly everyone in the movie megaplex was staring intently into their smartphone, including me.
Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson were all excellent in this insightful and touching film.Joaquin was particularly good displaying his emotional range in response to his love interests- his human ex-wife and Samantha an advanced computer operating system.
What’s best about Her is its introspective look at where society could be heading if we continue to intertwine or lives with technology and lose our ability for interpersonal communication. To drive this point home even further, Joaquin Phoenix’s character works for a dot com that writes personalized letters for people who no longer have the time or ability to do so.
Go see this movie. It will touch your heart while also raising important societal questions. Kudos to all involved in Her on producing a fine and thought-provoking film.