Brand : Lee Remick

Eleanor: In Her Own Words (American Playhouse) [VHS]

Kindle customer |

Can you trust your iphone?

It's ironic that, as we communicate more and more with each other through social media, we become more isolated from the world and the people immediately around us. it's the classic story of boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl, except that the first girl he gained and lost was his lover, and the second wasn't, strictly speaking, a girl (or even a human) at all. their romance builds to a new height, only for him to crash to rock bottom as she leaves him too. then, just when i expected him to leap off a building, he reaches out--and finds a hand reaching back to his, a hand that draws him back..

Mi.shelby |

An excellent film

What a creative and thought provoking film! as much as the characters lacked in abilities to connect with other humans (initially, at least), the movie was surprisingly intimate. i also appreciated the lack of judgment from the filmmaker - this could have been a very preachy movie but it was not that at all. i loved the flashbacks, i loved the relationships between both the human and non-human characters, this movie has really stayed with me.

Robert blenheim |

Spike jonze gives us a lot more than a romantic comedy!

"her" is a very rich and profound romantic sci-fi comedy about a lonely man whose job is to write love letters for other lonely souls yet finds himself becoming 'involved' with an advanced operating system he's purchased to run his life, and the film somehow manages to be both a warm, touching story that audiences will be drawn into, as well as a probing look at both our socio-political obsession with technology and an accurate analysis of a love relationship in all its stages. what jonze has done is a sort of miraculous mating of frank capra and franz kafka sans cynicism. far from the stupid film it may sound like, it manages to be a detailed exploration of the human animal going through all the stages of a romantic relationship as well as a social critique of how much electronics have taken over our lives. written and directed by the inimitably creative spike jonze, it is a film you'll be drawn into and think about long afterwards.