Her Blu-rayThe future is frequently shown to be a less-than-idyllic place, but in Spike Jonze’s Her, the future is a place dominated by technology and filled with new fashions. It's extremely sleek and clean. It’s not the look or feel of the world in Her that is the important part, however. Instead, an unconventional relationship is what we're asked to buy into..
Theodore Twombly is a disenchanted writer, a man with a knack for penning love letters but who feels broken when it comes to his own love life. Early on, we see him struggle with a past relationship and with a new love interest, both of which are painful experiences. When Theodore gets the chance to try a new, artificially intelligent operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), he soon finds himself more connected to the woman within the device than many of the humans that he interacts with daily.
Her smartly tells a story about love in the time of technology, creating a narrative that is strange but is easy to invest in. The unfurling romance should resonate with any viewers who have ever fallen in love, and while Her relies on a twist for its third act, the movie still manages to be sweet and mostly satisfying.
You can order Her over at Amazon.
Her is an impressive movie, but its extras aren’t anything to write home about. Among these is a weird montage behind-the-scenes segment looking at Jonze’s creative work on Her. There’s another weird montage segment about love in Her. There’s a third montage about relationships. Each of the segments is short and doesn’t offer much in the way of new information. I’m pretty sure they were produced as advertising slots and don’t offer much for fans in terms of bonus content. Hopefully, that’s not the reason people will invest in Her, anyway. You can check out the names of the bonus features, below.
"The Untitled Rick Howard Project"
"Her: Love in the Modern Age"
"How Do You Share Your Life with Somebody"