“Her” Review: As Weird As You’d Think, Just Like Society


"Her" Review: As Weird As You'd Think, Just Like Society

I am not a big fan of this movie, but Joaquin Phoenix’s face says it all.

Spike Jonze’s (Where the Wild Things Are) Her is as weird as the trailer would have you expect. Joaquin Phoenix’s (The Master) character, Theodore Twombly, falls in love with his operating system (OS), Samantha (Scarlett Johansson, Don Jon), while coping with his failed marriage.

He is living in a world not that far in the future from ours where every relationship is superficial and ran completely by technology. People shield themselves from the world behind a computer screen (like you and I are doing right now). People use each other for meaningless sex to fill empty time and space with something to do (sounds like our society). And yes, Twombly has sex with his OS (almost in more than one way).

People are obsessed with the success and decline of the relationships of others to a point where they even get involved in the love affair. Twombly’s job is to write cards from one significant other to another making the relationships effortless to the actual participants. Oddly enough, something similar happens to him when a “relationship surrogate” gets involved in his and Samantha’s relationship because they can’t have sex in the normal way.

Yeah, this movie gets weird, but no weirder than the current state of society. I was hoping to come out of the movie and be able to take people to go see it with me a second time, or at least be able to recommend it to watch. I can do neither because it really is critic/movie geek porn.

I barely was able to get on board and that is only because I too am disgusted with the current state of relationships in society.

Rating:

Critically: 9/10

Personally: 7.5/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief

@jonnyhavey

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Categories: Jonny Havey, Movies, Reviews

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A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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One Comment on ““Her” Review: As Weird As You’d Think, Just Like Society”

  1. Glo
    January 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM #

    Wow! I thought this could a strange movie to see.

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