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If you are a photographer, you sure want to see ~Her~ because of its exceptional cinematography and powerful close-ups. Joaquin Phoenix shines.
Also if you’re fed up with bullets-blood-cars-exploding-cheap-‘busters, you might find peace in this movie. ~Her~ moves at a slow pace which allows you to breathe, think and feel. Slow food vs. McShit cardboard taste burgers.
Talk about closing with a bang. Spike Jonze’s long-awaited original film about a writer that falls in love with his operating system is not only the best film to play at this year’s New York Film Festival; it very well could be the very best film of the year. “Her” is the finest writing and directorial endeavor of Spike Jonze’s career. And then there’s the towering and crowning work of Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix who proves once again, he’s the finest actor working today, hands down. You can’t find a more dynamic and compelling story about the human connection and where we’re headed as a society.
When “Her” opens up, it snaps you immediately into the story. Phoenix plays Theodore, a writer for a website that makes letters for just about anyone. As he tries to find life during the midst of his divorce from his wife Catherine (played by a beautiful Rooney Mara), Theodore finds solace in a friendship with a new OS (operating system) named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). The two develop a relationship in a world where OS’s are becoming the norm with society.