Feb. 9th, 2014

Her

Feb. 9th, 2014 12:21 pm
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I saw Her the other night.

In case you don't know, it's about a guy who falls in love with the OS on his computer.

It was written and directed by Spike Jonze, the same guy who did all the Jackass TV and movies. (To his credit - Jackass isn't a credit - he also directed Being John Malkovich, which I loved; but I didn't know that before yesterday.)


Needless to say, I went in with low expectations; I couldn't imagine how I was going to suspend my disbelief, or how such an absurd concept could work, or be interesting. But it won a bunch of awards and got great reviews, so I kept an open mind.

I was more than a little surprised at how really, really good it was.

Suspension of disbelief wasn't a problem at all. It's filled with subtlety and plausible characters with whom you can identify and like. There aren't any villains, or assholes, there's no violence, or explosions, or evil companies, or great physical obstacles to overcome. It's just some people with their own personalities and idiosyncrasies and inner demons to work through.

I never would have thought the dystopian future would be made by Ikea, and be so comfortable.

It's also very pretty to watch, so I'd recommend seeing it on a big screen. Both thumbs up

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