My wife was reluctant to see Her because she thought it might simply be a quirky story that had garnered favor with the Hollywood in-crowd.
I convinced her to go only after Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
I was right. In my personal opinion, Spike definitely deserved it because Her is a sci-fi epic poem—a true love story crafted directly from a writer’s hands and heart. You can almost see Spike having a dialog in his writing head with…Her.
And Joaquin Phoenix lives the role so completely you can’t get between him and…Her.
See it with an open mind and an open heart.
I hear there’s a sequel in the works named “That’s What She Said.”