Last week Tina and I went to the theatre to see Her. There are some things that days later, I still find myself thinking about.
The story/writing - I think most people know the plot of the movie. Theodore Twombly (what a name!) falls in love with his operating system, OS1 or as she names herself, Samantha. It's a very interesting concept, but not that big of a leap. Scenes of people walking around attached to their phones doesn't seem that different from today. There are many stories in the news currently about people being "addicted" to their phones. The film basically takes it a step further. I won't go further into the story, I don't want to give it away. The writing is well done, I can say that. There are some great lines in the movie...
"I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It's a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity."
"The past is just a story we tell ourselves."
Future elements - I LOVE movies that take place in the future. I enjoy seeing how the filmmakers picture our lives in the years to come. Theodore plays a video game that projects in his living room. His phone opens like a cigarette case. He rides the train everywhere. Computers are controlled by hand movements on the desk in front of the screen or by voice. Clothes look like they hail from the 1800's, wooly, baggy, frumpy yet comfy. (You can buy Theodore's high waisted pants here)
The filming - I loved the look of the film. It has a dusty pink hue to it. The color was warm with a palette of oranges. I could spend a lot of time examining Theordore's apartment too.
Later note - how funny that in the future, printed books are a rarity but Twombly has a giant safety pin which he uses to pin his pocket shut so Samantha can peer out into the world.