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Film Review: Her (2013)
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Her (2013). Written and directed by Spike Jonze. Set in the near future, the story centres around Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) who is a professional letter writer. Theodore is having a difficult time since his wife left, and spends his time playing games and having cyber sex. Theodore sees an advert for a new artificially intelligent operating system and decides to try it. Her could have been a number of things, including clumsy, overwrought, or by the numbers. Ultimately thought it's an intelligent and emotive film which highlights the confusing nature of love. Joaquin Phoenix is great as the main character and is supported by a good albeit distant cast. The story is well done in the near future environment, without clobbering you over the head with science fiction. Her is probably going to be enjoyed by sensitive types who like near future science fiction. 5/5 (Excellent)
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