Set in a future Los Angeles, Her is the story of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a soft-spoken, bushy mustached writer who composes heartfelt notes-for-hire at a company called beautifulhandwrittenletters.com. Pining over the pending divorce from his wife Catherine (Rooney Mara), with whom he is already separated, Theodore signs up for the latest in computer breakthroughs, the OS1 (operating system), in search of companionship.

Highly intelligent, eager to learn and able to speak for herself, his personal Siri-like OS calls herself Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Chipper and smoky-voiced, she is an ever evolving consciousness. Not only does Samantha debug Theodore’s computer – she helps reboots his life as their rapport goes from flirty to romantic, and the two figure out how to make things work while learning and growing both as individuals and as a couple.

Christopher Orr of the Atlantic writes, “Her is a remarkably ingenious film but, more important, it is a film that transcends its own ingenuity to achieve something akin to wisdom. By turns sad, funny, optimistic, and flat-out weird, it is a work of sincere and forceful humanism.”

Rating: R // Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance // Runtime: 2 hr. and 6 min. // Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Ronney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson // Directed and Written by: Spike Jonze // Produced by: Annapurna Pictures // Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures