Her (2013)

Director: Spike Jonze Run Time: 126 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2013

Starring: Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Scarlett Johansson

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.

About the filmmaker:

Spike Jonze (born October 22, 1969) began his career as a teenager photographing BMX riders and skateboarders and co-founding the youth culture magazine Dirt. Moving into filmmaking, he began shooting street skateboarding films, and his distinct style soon made him an in-demand director of music videos for much of the 1990s, resulting in collaborations with Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Beastie Boys, Ween, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Weezer, Björk, Kanye West and Arcade Fire.

Jonze began his feature film directing career with Being John Malkovich (1999) and Adaptation (2002), both written by Charlie Kaufman; the former earned Jonze an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He was a co-creator and executive producer of MTV’s Jackass reality franchise. Jonze later began directing films based on his own screenplays, including Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013); for the latter film, he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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