Falling in Love with “Her”

New movie explores how far technology might take us.

Falling in Love with Her

Technology advances more and more each day. Have you thought how intense the changes could get in the years to come?

“Her,” directed by Spike Jonze, shows us a different view of the future with technology. This fresh drama is about Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with an operating system inside his cell phone.  Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) is the voice inside the phone. Other cast members include actors Amy Adams, Matt Letscher, Olivia Wilde and Rooney Mara.

Theodore is a lonely, newly divorced man who writes love letters for those who have difficulty showing their passion towards loved ones.  After falling for Samantha, Theodore experiences similar hardships maintaining his own real relationship.




The images in “Her,” are creative and captivating, already earning it a Best Film award from the National Board of Review.

— Abby Magnussen



The film’s futuristic setting is a real eye opener for viewers. It was exceptionally interesting to watch how people in the movie became even more attached to their cellular devices than they are today, using them for things above and beyond what you would expect. The message “Her” sends is loud and clear; people rely on technology far too much.  Jonzes’ way of getting the point across was original and intriguing.

There were some slow parts to the movie and a couple of the scenes seemed repetitive. It was not a movie you quickly rewind to watch again, but it did serve as a good source of intelligent entertainment. Overall this film will broaden your horizons and is definitely worth your time.