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Movie Suggestion #24: Her (2013)

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

Joaquin Phoenix

Her (2013)

Available on: Amazon Prime, Netflix.

One word review: Trenchant!

Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead.

IMDB: 8.0

Did you know?

The production company Annapurna Pictures was named after the Himalayan mountain Annapurna in Nepal.

Her is a science fiction romance drama. The film is all about intelligence's romantic encounter with feelings and emotions. The futuristic story is unique and distinctive but running for almost two hours kinda tested my patience at times. More than a movie, I felt like watching another episode of Black Mirror TV series. And this is only because all the episode of Black Mirror deals with the same concept.

It's funny that I got to watch this movie just after I had written a chapter for my novella 2100 today which is a science fiction genre and deliberates the blending of intelligence and consciousness. Anyways, this movie focuses on how future intelligences deals with romance. There are very few characters in the movie. The back story for the protagonist and the other characters are well defined and exposed which is makes the progression of the movie interesting.

I got to know Joaquin Phoenix only after Joker! Yeah, that's my bad. So, this is my second movie of him. And I must say that it was a totally different guy in Her when compared to the one who played Joker. The body language and demeanor was completely different and most importantly true to the character in the story. He is certainly one of the protean actors in the current generation of Hollywood.

Favorite Quote:

Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.

There is one other lead character which I wanna talk about but if I do so it will serve as a terrible spoiler to you if you plan to watch this movie. So, I would just put it this way: Scarlett Johansson who has played this particular character was simply amazing and outstanding and has made the character come to life, literally.

But's the heart not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love. I'm different from you. This doesn't make me love you any less. It actually makes me love you more.

Her is the kind of the science fiction film that might seem boring to action and thriller genre lovers but great to those who admire romance. And please skip watching the trailer if you are planning to watch the film.

Verdict: An Intelligent Love Drama!


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