- 2 hr 6 min
Spike Jonze's second self-written and directed motion picture, Her, is a science-fiction, romantic dramedy centered around a man who falls in love with the first intelligent, intuitive operating system some time in the near future. It opens with a look at his job and a shocking, funny look at what constitutes his love life after what we gather is a bad break up. He works writing personal letters for others, most of them romantic, which will provide a convenient mirror for his own romantic journey. The sci-fi world is realized in a naturalistic and personal way. There are no sweeping shots of gleaming cityscapes or proselytizing speeches about technological advances. As for most people in the real world technology is dealt with only as each individual interacts with it. This makes what could be a high flown concept seem quite close and visceral. Her explores our relationships as much as the relationships on-screen. It also instills a personal touch to the idea of a singularity intelligence and what that might actually feel like.