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Have you seen it? Are you going to?

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Her is one of the most interesting, original concepts I have seen in a while. With all of the books-made-into-movies out there, it’s refreshing to have something that is a completely new idea. If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer here.

I was skeptical not only before seeing the movie, but even during it. I thought, “Where is this going? How will this end?”

In the end, my friend Laura and I decided we definitely liked it. It commented on many relationship themes – one in particular that Laura nailed on the head.

Spoiler alert! (stop reading here if you want to form your own opinions when you see it!)

At one point, when the main character, Theodore, is discussing his failed marriage, he says something along the lines of “You grow together. And sometimes, if one of you is growing or changing too fast, it scares the other.” This is an interesting thought on its own, but then circles back around when, inevitably, the artificially intelligent operating system grows at an exponential rate, and can no longer relate to Theodore – something the developers surly did not foresee.

This is just a quick littler review and some follow up thoughts. There were many other deep thoughts and ideas throughout the film, that I continue to think about even after the fact. Not to mention that the filmography style is beautiful – brightly colored, and very futuristic (but not really that far off) scenery. If you’re up for something different, go for it. It will make you think!

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