her

I just came back from the cinema, where I watched Spike Jonze’s Her. This movie has got me thinking.

One thing I notice which was funny is how Theodore’s job kind of makes him fit the same role that her, the AI, is doing for him. Let me explain a little bit. Theodore, the main character, works at beautiful-handwritten-letters.com a service where people ask him to write beautiful letters to their wife for their 50th wedding anniversary, or to their son for his diploma, etc. You get it. By writing letters for other people, expressing some of their most personal emotions for them or even, instead of them, he participates to this society where the human self dissolves.

I guess what I’m saying isn’t making sense if you haven’t seen the movie. So go see it! There aren’t movies like this every year!