What seems like a wonderful new take on romance and a movie about working with technology, quickly takes a turn for what is sadly just a rip off of an already nearly perfect movie. Although it is possible there is more to this movie than just being a clear “Her” rip off, it is unlikely. It opens with Retta (who might be a saving grace for this movie) yelling at her team to find a new voice for their Siri-like system. Martin Starr then decides to use his wife’s voice, played by Mae Whitman, for the program. An aspect of this I really liked is how it used formulas and charts in the trailer to show work and what-not. I really hope that is a big aspect to this film!.. Sadly though this trailer kept becoming more and more of a Her wannabe as it went on. Joe (Starr) began to fall in love with the voice/operating system that is his own wife’s voice instead of his actual wife… From what I’ve read about this movie there is a bit more to it but if they wanted to get any of that across, they failed with this trailer.
Her is a movie set slightly in the future about a man that falls in love and ends up having a relationship with his operating system. I saw the preview for this months ago and heard how good it was, but I avoided it because it sounded too strange to me. I wish I would have watched it sooner. Her is an amazing movie on so many levels. It’s dreadfully sad at times, but others makes you smile ear to ear. It’s deep in so many ways, and plays with the line of being comfortable. Scarlett Johansonn is a brilliant voice actor in this, truly making you believe that this computer has feelings, thoughts, hopes, and dreams. It is an absolutely beautiful love story, and THAT is where it gets even deeper. With how beautiful the love story is, you always find yourself thinking “but it’s a computer”. Even now it is what I’m thinking. Yet in the movie, people are accepting, like it’s no big deal. It makes you wonder if one day this will truly be what it is like. If that will be some generations interracial or same-sex couple that the people that just see it as strange because its not their norm will have to overcome. All in all this is one of the most beautiful, and deepest movies I have ever seen.