Her marks the welcome return of director Spike Jonze after a four year absence from our cinema screens. As an innovative and experimental artist it is always interesting to see what he will do next. His trailer for his next project doesn’t alter that view.

Her tells the story of a lonely writer, Thoedore (Joaquin Phoenix), who is introduced to and subsequently forms a relationship with a computer operating system that is designed to meet the users every need. The system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) organises Theodore’s life and through learning about his past realises that she wants to be part of his future.

It is good to see Joaquin Phoenix continue his rehabilitation in the public eye after the much derided and misjudged episode that was I’m still here in 2010. Providing support to Phoenix we have the talents of Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde and Rooney Mara.

The film looks like an interesting experience and Phoenix sports a fine Tom Selleck style mustache. Her is released on 10th of January 2014

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