Theodore Twombly is a lonely man going through a divorce with his wife (that he is determinedly putting off), but after downloading a newly released operating system, he starts to befriend Samantha, the name the artificially created mind gives herself. Together they learn about the world, each giving the other different perspectives on life and emotions.
Spike Jonze has come up with a creative idea no doubt. His creative idea is even accompanied by visually appealing video footage, heart-wrenchingly beautiful scores, and perfect chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix (Theodore) and Scarlett Johansson (Samantha), but I wouldn’t give Her anything more than three stars. It was one of those films where the best parts were already in the trailer and all the filler in between was a bit slow. It was an intriguing plot, but so much of it relied on emotions and subtleties that there wasn’t much going on in the movie. I found myself checking my phone to see how much time was left about halfway through the movie. Maybe it would have made a better short film?
Either way, I see why this movie got such good reviews from the critics. I can understand all of the awards. It is so obvious that everyone working on this project was talented. Just don’t go into it expecting to be greatly entertained. It might be better suited for those with a great appreciation for cinematography.
For me this movie was a let down, but I’m glad I saw it, because I know my curiosity would have gotten the better of me eventually anyway. If you want to see this movie, I’d say go for it. You just might not want to see it again.
As a closing note, my friend gave me a good laugh after the movie, saying, “I wonder how many people went home and tried to talk to Siri after this movie.” It made me think that maybe Jonze’s far-fetched plot really isn’t that far-fetched…
Well guys, as you know, I have finished my last final of my first semester of college and have come home for winter break. You know what that means? My college experience is already 1/8th of the way over! Okay, no need to panic yet. I still have plenty of time, but it never fails to amaze me how much quicker life seems to fly by year after year.
There is something out there for everyone. You just have to find it.
You don’t realize how much money you really spend.
You can maintain old friends and new friends.
Things are going to change. If you don’t let them, you’ll be miserable.
You are the person most able to take care of yourself.
Family is still number one.
Get along with your roommate… at least try.
It will make your life so much better. My roommate and I had a rough start. She had her friends over to all hours of the night, and that elicited some issues amongst our suite. In fact, I was miserable some nights, but the minute we decided to openly discuss the problem, and we started putting in an effort, the mood in our room immediately shifted. Now I love her to death, and I couldn’t imagine rooming with anyone else! If you have an issue, just talk about it. You’re adults now, and it might be awkward, but it’ll be worth it. There’s nothing worse than just waiting for your anger to boil over.
There is always someone at the library.
You are on your own but never really alone.
“Real life” isn’t that far away.
I am honored to say that I am able to offer my first giveaway thanks to Loretta over at Lorrettajos on Etsy! I honestly believe that I couldn’t have found a better sponsor to work with, and I thank her so much for choosing to work with me.