Drama / Romance
Director: Spike Jonze
Running time: 126 mins Released: 14th February 2014
Set in Los Angeles at some point in the near future, this is an interesting exploration of what it means to be disconnected from humanity. Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a complex, melancholy man who makes his living writing sentimental personal letters for other people. He is struggling to deal with the breakdown of his marriage to Catherine (Rooney Mara) and despite attempts to gain fulfilment from women on phone chatlines, Theodore is lonely and troubled. Then he hears about a new computer operating system that tailors its 'personality' to the user. After initiating the software, he is surprised and delighted to hear the warm, personable voice of Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) who turns out to be bright, soulful and funny with a thirst for new experiences. Theodore finds himself intrigued by her and they form an odd but intimate relationship.