New Spike Jonze Movie – “Her”

Joaquin Phoenix looking like a creeper, as Theodore in "Her"

Joaquin Phoenix looking like a creeper, as Theodore in the new movie “Her”

With the coming and going of Christmas, and the new year just around the corner, most of us are looking forward to 2013. One of the things I’m looking forward to next year is the new Spike Jonze movie simply titled, “Her.”

Annapurna pictures, the same movie studio responsible for Zero Dark Thirty, is releasing the film, which will be Jonze’s first solo written screenplay starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. Based on a man who falls in love with his very sophisticated computer operating system, this movie sounds bizarrely intriguing and I’m psyched to see it.

The official synopsis?

“In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.”

Read more on this interesting development from the brilliant mind of Spike Jonze here: http://www.slashfilm.com/spike-jonzes-movie-with-joaquin-phoenix-gets-new-title-official-synopsis/

While I don’t care for the movie Adaptation, I’m a fan of the bizarre-o nature of Being John Malcovich and the melancholy tone of Where the Wild Things Are. With that kind of a track record, I expect nothing but good things from “Her.”

To date, I’d have to say my favorite Spike Jonze creation is the 28 minute short film from 2010 called “I’m Here.” It’s a beautifully tragic story of sacrifice about hipster robots falling in love and falling apart. Watch the full film at the link below:

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