Film Review: Her

Posted on by 5WC in Film

Recently I finished reading On Writing by Stephen King, and in it the best selling author talks about how he comes up with the ideas behind his novels. Essentially, he starts with a single question: What if…? and then looks to answer it, allowing the story to evolve naturally as it goes. And you can feel that writer and director, Spike Jonze has applied the same principle to Her, taking a single point of reference, one question, and then allowing the film to develop out from there.

However, for me the question isn’t as simple or as obvious as it first seems. I don’t think this is a film simply asking: What if you fell in love with a computer? but rather, I think this entire movie is searching to answer a fundamental question of humanity: What does it mean to love?. Read more