Some filmmakers create art that reflects the world. Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) creates movies that make us see the world in startling new ways. Her, set in the near future with a script by Jonze himself, concerns Theodore (an altogether spectacular Joaquin Phoenix), who falls for Samantha, a computer operating system with the luscious voice of Scarlett Johansson. Personal filmmaking doesn't get better or more brilliant, beguiling, original and heart-crushing than this. I couldn't have loved Her more.
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