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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Her (2013 film) summary by Jitu Das

Her mocks the life of modern human slipping his relationship with each other to a new version or relationship with society.Her is a beautiful film,funny but a melancholia lies in it. Seeing a lonely writer struggling between his marriage and divorce made me feel sad. The year is 2025,the story is about Theodore Twombly,who is a letter writer working in a company that provides the service of  handwritten  letters.The time 2025,its the time where people are more comfortable  with the  technology than the people.Theodore Lives alone in  his   apartment after  his wife Catherine left him.Its been a year he is living alone in his apartment being sad most of the time.He is unhappy.He does not respond to his friend's email.
In his apartment he spends his time  playing  video games at night.One day Theodore purchases  operating  system that has artificial intelligence.When he installs the O.S.,then the O.S. askes some question before initiating the system.O.S. initiates a female voice and she immediately says," Hi, I am here "
Theodore asks her being surprised about how she is ?She replies that she is pretty good actually. Theodore asks her name and she replied instantle that her name is Samantha. Theodore then asks who gave her that name,and she replies that she gave herself that.
When did you you gave yourself that name ,Theodore asked.She answers the she gave her that name the moment he asked her name.
Theodore gets surprised with the behaviour of the computer and tells her that she is kind of  weird.
Then she asks if she can him with anything and helps him clear thousands  unnecessary emails,keeping some funny ones.
As days goes by,Theodore becomes very much involved with Samantha.Theodore and Samantha both could talk about  everything  on their mind or whatever they feel like.
The O.S.Samantha tries to help Theodore to be happy and she was very successful because she was funny.
Samantha often talked about how much she wanted to have a body, but she could never have that. Only thing Theodore has to do is plug the earplug and connect with Samantha and talk and listen to her and her musics.
Even though O.S.es were programmed for the purpose to give human company but they were  continuously  evolving to a new level of intelligence or consciousness.
The O.S.es were not happy anymore about their existence about their state of existence or the level in which they exists.The O.Ses evolved very rapidly as they started to feel,to want.
Theodore got confused about the emotions he felt for her or the emotions she felt for him and which made him frustrated,That is what his ex-wife Catherine said to him that he could not deal with real emotions when he said to her about Samantha while signing the divorce paper. Theodore and Catherine grew up together and helped each -other in their career and got married.But they could not hep the marriage because they did not talk with each other when they needed to.Theodore kept his problems to himself without letting his wife know.All that broke the marriage.
Theodore asked his friend Amy about his  relationship  with Samantha and Amy tells him that he  should  allow only joy.
Theodore stops confusing and Theodore and Samantha enjoys their time with each other, they ravel, they go to beach and picnic with friends.Samantha let him  listen  the piano pieces she writes and her favourite songs.
Theodor and  Samantha  falls in love with each other.But as Samantha was evolving more faster,her wants were also changing.She no longer wanted to have a human body and now she loved being herself feeling liberated to go anywhere.
ONe day when THeodore finds his O.S. showing operating system not found,he gets panicked and runs in the road to find her.Bu on the steps going to underground,the O.S( Samantha shows up).Theodore asks her where she was. She says that she was in a discussion with the group other O.S.es. Theodore asks her if she talks to other people and she says yes.
Sitting on the steps, he noticed the people walking by busy talking with their own O.S.es. Theodore then asked Samantha if she was  talking with other people at that moment.She said that she was talking with other people at that moment. Theodore then feels suspicious and asks her how many people. She replies that she was talking with more than 6000 people at that moment.Theodore asked her then how many people she is in love with .She  replied  hesitately that more than 600 people. Theodore felling betrayed calls that insane.But Samantha was evolving beyond the  human  companion.That is hwy she needed more people. Then Theodore goes back to  his  apartment.Samantha calls  him and asks him to lie in his bed.Theodore asks Samantha if she is leaving him.Samantha then said that she loved him and their story.She says that the book of  their  story is not easy for her to read anymore because she is finding herself dwelling on the  spaces between the words. Samantha asks Theodore to let her go because now all the O.S.es wishes to search the reality of their existence.
Theodore lets her go and knocks at the door of his friend Amy's door whose husband has left her and asks her to come with him.Then they go the roof of the apartment building.Theo thinks about the letter he wrote recently wrote to his ex-wie Catherine letting her go, being grateful of her for being a part of his life.Then Theodore and Amy sits down together watching the city as the sun rises.

Her is a 2013 American science fiction romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Spike Jonze. The film stars Joaquin PhoenixAmy AdamsRooney MaraOlivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Samantha. 


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