Okay, so I feel like I’ve had my head in the sand. Until the trailer for Her dropped today, I had never heard of the film. Considering the pedigree of those involved, I’m wondering if I need my head checked.
Written and directed by Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adapatation, Where the Wild Things Are), the film stars Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix.
The official synopsis is as follows (via The Playlist)
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all
Apart from the fact the premise sounds interesting (Siri to a total new level?), I was completely blown away by the fact Joaquin Phoenix can actually smile. Seriously, watch that trailer and see for yourself! It’s magical.
What do you think? Is this film now on your must-see radar?