Warner Brothers and Annapurna Pictures have released the first trailer for director Spike Jonze's Her (2013), starring Scarlett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, and Portia Doubleday. The film is set to arrive in theaters across the United States on November 20th.
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, "her" follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.
If there's anyone who can take a strange and seemingly unfilmable story and make it something quite interesting, it's definitely Jonze. He did an amazing job with Being John Malkovich (one of my favourites).
I for one am excited that he's working with Scarlett Johansson and Rooney Mara on this, as well as Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams. I'm definitely going to watch Her.
My guess is that "her" is all three women who play a role in his life, but in the end applies only to one specific female.
Mara is his ex, and potential mother to his kid (not sure about that- highly improbable). She is the ex who broke his heart though. The OS (Johansson) is the person he falls in love with without seeing or feeling. In a way, he lets her "understand" him. And Amy Adams is the one who kind of talks to him, kind of calms him down and sees him at eye level. Maybe she is the one who really understands him, so her character will probably play a larger role than we are led to believe from what is in the trailer.