New ‘Her’ Trailer: Can Joaquin Phoenix Find Love With Siri?
Spike Jonze's new movie 'Her' may not get Scarlett Johansson a Golden Globe, but it's definitely one of our most anticipated titles for the rest of the year. The latest trailer plays up the melancholy as Joaquin Phoenix finds joy (and possible emptiness) when he falls in love with his computer's operating system.
With a supporting cast that includes Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Chris Pratt, this looks like a can't miss, something the trailer highlights by culling quotes from early reviews. Whether this will be a real awards contender (no offense, Golden Globes) is unknown, but the current buzz is that this is Jonze's best film. 'Her' will start to roll out to theaters beginning December 18. Here's the film's synopsis:
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
'Her' is set for release on December 18.