If you’ve been on the internet for more than five minutes (insert laugh here), you’ll find that a lot of videos or memes are bouncing around about humanity's reliance of technology. The irony is not lost here. After all, people whose noses are permanently stuck next to the screen are the ones who are re-blogging, ignoring that the advancement of digital items have become a gateway to limitless knowledge, human connection and, despite the rudeness, pulling out several smartphones during dinnertime (do not ever do it!), for the most part, it is great.
While many movies depict our reliance on technology to be a bad thing, Her is a poetic love song and a rightful winner of Best Original Screenplay.
Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead here as Theodore, adding his own superb calibre of skill to a lead role that requires depth, emotion and bounding a love story to a likeable introverted role. His attentiveness gives Twombly character and allows his ensuing relationship to effervesce onscreen with this incredible likability. Alongside Rooney Mara, Amy Adams and Olivia Wilde, representing the feminine sides of his flesh well, Phoenix heads a stunning and captivating collection of cinematic talent.
But not even in the room is Scarlett Johansson, stealing every scene as Samantha. Proving that her quality of acting exceeds more than her curvaceous catsuit wearing antics in The Avengers (that’s a whole new other story because even then she is more than a leather-bound titillating hero and you all know it). Able to convey different types of emotions from her tonal and very visceral portrayal of OS (operating system). As Samantha, she becomes this omnipotent role that encompasses that of intelligence and emotion, charismatically voicing her personality in an array of brilliance.
The finale of Her is sweet, yet it is incredible at the same time. The entire becomes this excellent romantic comedy that is intellectually balanced with comedy and heart. It has one of the most earnest and beautiful powerful endings as the sun rises on this poetic piece.
Her is out on DVD today!