“HER” PRESS REVIEW
To begin, it’s film awards season now, so let’s roll out the red carpet for noteworthy credits.
“HER” surpasses as a 2014 romantic comedy albeit being a science fiction movie.
It is brilliantly written, produced and directed by SPIKE JONZE.
Kudos for its originality of script.
The ensemble cast includes JOAQUIN PHOENIX, AMY ADAMS, ROONEY MARA with SCARLETT JOHANSSON playing the female voice of Samantha.
That done, the plot weaves around a lonely man who develops a fairy tale romance with an unseen feel-good female voice produced by an intelligent high-end computer operating system.
On a recent score, this film bags several accolades and nominations, starting off with being chosen as the Best Film of 2013 at the National Board of Review Awards.
It also shared first place for Best Film with another feature Gravity in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards.
To date, it has been lined up for three Golden Globe nominations.
Sadly, it only managed to walk away with the one for Best Screenplay.
The Oscar showtime is still around the corner at this time of writing, so there are no news of winners.
“HER” is a beautiful movie that’s bound to tug at your heartstrings in key scenes.
For starters, it makes you think. You question yourself, can this be you?
As human beings, all of us search for forthright answers in this age where we are coping with the angst of living, loving and parting.
Directed by Spike Jonze this one is a pretty sad comedy (paradox intended) about a lonesome writer (Joaquin Phoenix)(JOAQUIN) who is bored with his existence and falls in love with the female voice from his computer’s highly technical operating system.
Here’s where you have to suspend your disbelief.
Our leading man is a hardworking 30-something composer of handwritten letters for his online clients.
He imagines their words and even invents their relationship mythology.
But his own life is one solitary trudge where you watch your world goes by, besieged by emotional tethers. Nobody enjoys solitude, right?
Perhaps it’s because he tries to blend into the real world before, and people continue to disappoint him.