Thanks to a new trailer for Spike Jonze’s Her, you truly get the sense that this film might be one of this year’s most daring and romantic films. Using Arcade Fire’s original soundtrack and scenes that set up the film’s plot & characters perfectly, Her explores the relationship between a recently divorced man, Joaquin Phoenix, who develops an intimate emotional connection with a mobile operating system, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. The film explores the conventional boundaries of love, our endurance through tough times and dares to realistically interpret what the near future might look like.
The film also stars Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde. Spike Jonze wrote and directed the film. It debuted at NYFF and is currently being rolled out to more theatres in January.
Check out this new trailer and accompanying For Your Consideration poster. What kind of odds do you think Her will have at the awards shows this year? Also, English actress Samantha Morton was supposed to be the voice of the computer (and even read lines to Phoenix while on set), but was later replaced by Johansson. What do you think of the change?… Let us know in the comments.
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, 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 entity in its own right, individual to each user. 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. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
Source: The Film Stage