Saturday, January 25, 2014

10 thoughts on...Her

  1. Technology is altering how we interact and communicate with people, on a professional and personal level. Have we already started to have unnatural relationships with the devices that allow of to communicate with others and find comfort as depicted in the film? There are moments in the film (e.g. when Theodore is lonely in bed and searches for someone via his phone) that already happen in reality. This film could represent the future...
  2. ...And is this a good thing? That is a question the film doesn't dwell on, instead suggesting that we will always have the same problems when it comes to relationships, regardless of who (or indeed what) it is with. Love is always going to push you out of your comfort zone and create extreme emotions. I think it would be easier to accept those conflicts with a fellow human though, rather than being *spoiler* rejected by a computer.
  3. As you can with the two above points, Spike Jonze has created a touching and powerful film about relationships, love and expectations.
  4. Joaquin Phoenix is a very good everyman. Who's have thought?
  5. This is a much more gentle script than anything by Charlie Kaufman. Arguably this doesn't achieve quite as much as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but it still has a big impact. Particularly some minutes/hours after the end of the film when you relay moments in your mind and they seem to chip away at your heart.
  6. Amy Adams has such a strong screen presence, even when convincingly playing an everyday person. She is incredibly talented, and being released and seen alongside American Hustle only highlights this more.
  7. Chris Pratt is always watchable. (I'm sure I'm not alone in my excitement for The Lego Movie.)
  8. This is a very deserving Oscar nominee for Best Picture (and its other nominations), and should have made in for Best Director too. As well as Supporting Actress for Adams, Cinematography and Editing.
  9. I can't wait to watch this again.
  10. Jonze is one of the greatest and most interesting film directors working today, right?

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