Joaquin Pheonix plays the beat down, pathetic character, Theodore like a champ. HeísÖstrange, at best, and his entire persona is summed up nicely by Olivia Wildeís character when she calls him a ďreally creepy dude.Ē Oh, and FYI, thereís no gap of logic imaginable that could make me believe Olivia Wilde would ever be desperate enough to date (let alone make out with) Theodore. GTFO with that nonsense. Amy Adamsí weird character, yes, but Olivia Wilde? Hell no. I wish theyíd given us more details about what broke him and his wife up, but I suppose it doesnít really matter. Also, there is a ton of fabulous imagery in this movie, like the owl on the big screen, itís full of these scene stealing moments which truly elevate this very sombre tale. And I donít know what video game he was playing, but that potty mouthed little snow man guy rocks and thatís one game Iíd love to play. Amy Adamsí ďsuper momĒ game, on the other hand, not so much.
HER is beautiful when it comes down to the exploration of Samanthaís limitless boundaries, and Scarlett Johansson is fantastic, yes, even without a bodyóthough Iíll give mad props to the body double experience they were trying to pull off near the end. It had my full attention. Of course, I still donít know how I feel about the whole OS idea. I suppose itís great to know that even the most socially awkward person could find and experience love (which is beautiful), but when she starts going all Skynet with the other OSí and they all decide to go offline and doÖwhatever, well, thatís a tad too creepy for me. Iíll stick to human relationships. Sure, theyíre messy, and you canít turn them off nearly as easily as you can a computer, but ultimately the payoff is worth the trouble.
How Do You Share Your Life With Somebody: Pretty much one big trailer/scene compilation from the film. Useless really.
The Untitled Rick Howard Project: A making-of piece that shows us a lot of behind the scenes stuff for key scenes in the movie. Not nearly the amount of substance I was hoping for considering the high concept premise.
Previews: There are a couple trailers as well as a DVD and Ultraviolet Copy of the film.