Some films defy the conventional stereotypes of plot development. An example of this is "Her," the latest movie from director Spike Jonze. This film is an offbeat love story with a very unusual premise.
"Her" is set in the not-too-distant-future and stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore, a lonely writer who broke up with his wife (played by Rooney Mara) a while ago. His neighbor friends, Amy (played by Amy Adams) and her husband Charles (played by Matt Letscher), hope he finds someone new. He falls for his new sentient operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). As she becomes more advanced, Samantha becomes more and more able to reciprocate Theodore's affection.
"Her" has a very strange story, but it works very well because it has a strong screenplay and strong direction by Spike Jonze. It is unpredictable, and it has interesting characters. Also, the film is, at times, very funny.
Joaquin Phoenix is perfect as Theodore. His character is lonely, but he is very happy when he is with Samantha. Scarlett Johansson is also very good. Although she is never seen, she brings a lot of personality to her role. Amy Adams is, as always, excellent. Her character has been friends with Theodore for a long time.
This movie is well worth seeing for people looking for an offbeat love story.