Her movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film is a science and sexually themed romance tale, likely to entertain teens and adults. With perfect acting, Her is also quite unusual in a likeable way.


Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer in a near future, develops a sexual and emotional relationship with an Artificial Intelligence system designed help him.

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Movie details

Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson
Writer: Spike Jonze
Release Date (Australia): 16 January 2014
Runtime: 126 minutes/2h 6m
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains sexual themes, including the sexual relationship between a man and a technology system.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains “f**k” language.

Nudity (M)

The film contains a scene in which full frontal female nudity is briefly viewed.

Sex (MA15+)

The film features sexualised themes and includes multiple strong references to sexual acts, as well as a scene of masturbation.

mpaa rating

R (for language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Her is loveably thought-provoking and can occasionally shift to fairly heavy themes of sexuality, but it’s the perfect scenario relating to romance in a world of high-powered technology. It’s unquestionably quite an unusual and unfamiliar story. The sexual themes are very odd as they based around a man’s love between himself and a computer system. To be clear, these elements are probably some of the most fascinating and strange ideas you’ll ever encounter in a romance movie, but they’re simply just mesmerizing.

If it also weren’t for the compelling role of Joaquin Phoenix, talented in portraying the emotions and love of an interesting character, this strangely romantic gem probably wouldn’t reach the goal of grabbing a viewer’s attention. And behind the poignant words of the passionate technology system stands another masterful voice performance of Scarlett Johansson.

Again, Her is a very clever storyline that truly lives up to its positive attention. If any feedback could be designated to creator Spike Jonze, it would only be a mention about the sometimes heaving length. Although it ticks the box of moving quite deeply, there’s not enough to let it flow to the runtime of 2 hours.

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