So last night I watched this unusual but stunning film titled ‘Her’ - it contains the actors Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson who play their roles very well throughout! I think the reason why this film stood out to me is due to it’s attention to detail of what we perceive the lifestyle of an average person will be in the future! It is a very realistic depiction of what the city life will be like in a few dozen years or so. I am stunned by the seamless little ideas put into the movie, for example: Throughout the film there are a few glimpses at what gaming interaction may be like:

This film may not be for everyone, the story triggers a wide amount of emotions, leaving you a bit confused by the end of it, but it is really sweet and just different - I am so glad that there are still directors being creative with their work!

The quality to detail throughout is mind-blowing - it is truly inspiring to an easily inspired young person like myself! Another example is the character’s ability to communicate perfectly with his phone:If you don’t know the story and wish for no SPOILERS then stop watching right away - it is great, it’s different to any other film and follows an unusually unsettling storyline! It follows an early middle aged letter writer (in the film letter writing is a job) known as Theodore Twombly who is confused with his life. It is set in the year 2025 where technology is at the peak of it’s game - Theodore finds himself viewing a new piece of innovative technology known as OS 1 - OS 1 is a firmware/operating system designed to learn and develop (Artificial Intelligence) - throughout the film Theodore becomes in love with the operating system - the OS begins to have feelings for Theodore and starts to question their relationship. Veering towards the end they find themselves in a confused and complicated situation - All of the OS 1s end up deciding that the best decision is to leave. 

Obviously this is a very, very cut down version of the plot - there are complications throughout the film and moments that are sweet and others that are heartbreaking, but my reason for writing this post is to express my thoughts on the creativity that this film was allowed to display whilst still staying realistic and low budget - the overall cost was around $23 million. It is mind-blowing considering the quality and caricature that the film offers.

If you have not seen it but are frightened by my awful plot summary - don’t be, it is much more then that, there is a full, rich storyline that can really inspire you - so if you are feeling like procrastinating maybe you should give this film a shot and go out there and be creative with your imagination - this film sure did give me inspiration!

Here is a link to the trailer!

nozhs:

I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined our street… Or my grandmother’s hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper… And the first time I saw my cousin Tony’s brand new Firebird… And Janie… And Janie… And… Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life… You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry… you will someday.

American Beauty (1999) dr. Sam Mendes