Saturday, January 11, 2014

Her - REVIEW

Credit: Warner Bros. (via Youtube).


"Her packs a big punch with a simple concept" - Latino Review


Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely writer who finds love with the help of technology. This seems so impossible these days. However, Phoenix shows us that no matter the walls that technology builds around us, no matter how much isolates us, it also helps find each other. And if you are open to new experiences, chances are that something great is right around the corner.

Her is just that - a unique film that shows human interactions via technology and the rewards that might come with it, if you are a hopeless romantic/dreamer.

Have you ever used technology to find love? If not, will you try after seeing Her?

Read some review highlights below!




IMDB: 8.7/10

Synopsis: A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, Bill Hader and others.


*****

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS:
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Phoenix gives one of his best performances, and does so by quieting his more actorly impulses. His Theodore is thoroughly normal, which is what makes his unusual romance feel so authentic. Meanwhile, Johansson shows that all it takes is a voice to convey a wide range of emotions, and she makes "Her" engage not only the brain but the heart.
- The Salt Lake Tribune

Her” can be complex if you want explore its many subtextual layers about the coexistence of life and tech. But appeals to the head and heart with equal measure. It also can be simple and effective, a movie about what brings us together, and how we drift apart.
- MLive

Her packs a big punch with a simple concept. While you may enter the movie expecting to laugh at Theodore as he “falls” for a talking piece of software, by the end you’ll realize that the joke may be on you. The movie challenges what it means to fall in love and be in a relationship.
- Latino Review

Ultimately, Her possesses the epic sweep of a science-fiction opus that speculates where we’re going as a species and how we might get there, and yet applies its discoveries to the individual. All of which is why it’s a modest sort of masterpiece, a truly great film that manages to make an unconventional relationship seem enormously rewarding, but mostly because it accomplishes in Theodore’s life what we wish real ones did in ours: teach us about ourselves, and help us to be more — not less — open to love.
- The Verge
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