The team up of Jonze and Joaquin proves to be a masterful one with Her.
|"Hahaha...I totally got you guys|
with I'm Still Here."
Jonze has always been an eclectic director full of ingenuity. Her is his most heartfelt and profound work. Not only is it a commentary on where society and its obsession with technology is headed, its a passionate piece that speaks volumes for failed relationships, broken people, and the emotional wreckage they leave behind.
Something about Her touched me on a level I've not felt from a film in years. It's a journey through the eyes of a man lost then found again ....when he finally finds true love with a non-human entity. The premise sounds strange but the film features an impactful social message while manipulating you (the viewer) to fall in love with an interactive operating system named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
|"What's that I'm staring at?|
Oh, it's the new height of
Her sits atop the list of the best films of 2013. It's premise will force audiences to think hard about their relationships, past and present. It's a near perfect romantic vision brought to you by a director that never sells himself short of greatness. The music is beautiful. The mildly futuristic set design is perfect. And the tone is masterfully set in stone with performances from an eccentric and diverse cast of today's most adept actors. As a closing piece to 2013, Her will stand out as one of the best films of this decade.
-Review by Chris George