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    I just saw Her.

    It was excellent. The characters and the script were terrific.

    It definitely shows a dark side of technology, and shows that technology cannot replace real relationships with people.

    The scene where 'Samantha' tells Theodore that 'she' has relationships with over 8k other people/OSes and is in love with over 600 of those is particularly compelling. While Theodore is sitting on the stairs of the subway, he observes many different people interacting with their OSes, while 'Samantha' describes 'her' relationships with all of these other people/OSes.

    Incidentally, I noticed that 'Samantha' is OS/1 in the movie. IBM, which had the real OS/2, also happened to be the inventor of voice-recognition software. I wonder if the name of the OS is the movie was deliberately chosen for that reason.
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    Been thinking about checking it out, thanks for the heads up.
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    The premise just creeps me out...it was one of the only award season movies I've had no desire to see.
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    I want to see this

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    I think it's an amazing film, by far the best one I've seen in a great long while. Very worth watching.


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    Me and the wife watched it...it was exactly was uncomfortable as I thought it would be, but I certainly didn't expect it to be as odd as it was. I mean in the first few minutes, the part with the choking the lady with the dead cat, or the just plain odd way they portray people conversing with each other in this "future time" was just off setting.

    I went into it thinking I wouldn't like it...I left it realizing I was right.
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    Thank you for the review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    The premise just creeps me out...it was one of the only award season movies I've had no desire to see.
    Keep it that way. I had no desire to see it either because of how awkward the trailer was but a friend made us watch it and the movie is just as awkward as the trailer portrays it to be. Three out of the four of us in my group did not like it and the one that did was the one that insisted we watch it.


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    Am I the only one here that was watching the underlying storyline? Human/AI relationship awkward, got it, got it beforehand, but there's so much more, SO MUCH....more to the movie than that very basic premise that it's marketed as. And it's all the other things this movie is about that I truly enjoy learning about and discussing. If you didn't like it, watch it again, but ignore the love story BS, I can't guarantee you'll enjoy it, but maybe it'll shed a different light on the film for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    Am I the only one here that was watching the underlying storyline? Human/AI relationship awkward, got it, got it beforehand, but there's so much more, SO MUCH....more to the movie than that very basic premise that it's marketed as. And it's all the other things this movie is about that I truly enjoy learning about and discussing. If you didn't like it, watch it again, but ignore the love story BS, I can't guarantee you'll enjoy it, but maybe it'll shed a different light on the film for you.
    I got the underlying story the first time I watched it...I couldn't stand the film in almost every facet you could approach it from. The only thing I thought was clever was how they represented the ingrained way technology was implemented into everyone's life...the way people were simply neutral to people speaking to their own equipment out loud while amongst other strangers in common places...that was it, everything else was just a weird, awkward and not every entertaining film to me.

    I've grown to understand that sometimes films are popular just because they are odd...and not because they are good. To me, this defines this film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I got the underlying story the first time I watched it...I couldn't stand the film in almost every facet you could approach it from. The only thing I thought was clever was how they represented the ingrained way technology was implemented into everyone's life...the way people were simply neutral to people speaking to their own equipment out loud while amongst other strangers in common places...that was it, everything else was just a weird, awkward and not every entertaining film to me.

    I've grown to understand that sometimes films are popular just because they are odd...and not because they are good. To me, this defines this film.
    Fair point, I enjoyed for the way it showed the way human interaction is heading, and technological interaction as well. I also enjoyed the way it brought up existential questions and showed how easy it is to live and be happy, if it weren't for human emotions. And also how it portrayed emotions are more complex than we allow them to be. But then again I also enjoy movies such as Waking Life and Primer.
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    Fair point, I enjoyed for the way it showed the way human interaction is heading, and technological interaction as well. I also enjoyed the way it brought up existential questions and showed how easy it is to live and be happy, if it weren't for human emotions. And also how it portrayed emotions are more complex than we allow them to be. But then again I also enjoy movies such as Waking Life and Primer.
    I really liked Primer...never saw Waking Life. I guess I just didn't appreciate the fact that the writers of "Her" struggled to get past some of the in your face graphic interaction amongst the characters and situations to really push the parts of the story you mentioned you liked. I mean I get it, people are much less "prude" (for lack of better term) when it comes to electronic interaction...constantly through the movie you are presented with an uncomfortable "fake" interaction of sex and emotion that was just a bit much to me.

    It just felt they tried to hard to exploit those parts of the story instead of other really more subtle (but far more interesting) elements of the future society, to me.

    That's just my opinion though. Obviously a lot of people liked it like you did...the thing is eating up awards on the indy circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I really liked Primer...never saw Waking Life. I guess I just didn't appreciate the fact that the writers of "Her" struggled to get past some of the in your face graphic interaction amongst the characters and situations to really push the parts of the story you mentioned you liked. I mean I get it, people are much less "prude" (for lack of better term) when it comes to electronic interaction...constantly through the movie you are presented with an uncomfortable "fake" interaction of sex and emotion that was just a bit much to me.

    It just felt they tried to hard to exploit those parts of the story instead of other really more subtle (but far more interesting) elements of the future society, to me.

    That's just my opinion though. Obviously a lot of people liked it like you did...the thing is eating up awards on the indy circuit.
    It's all a matter of preference, I think the fakeness of it was intentional. If you can find Waking Life, it's an existential film that questions reality. It's basically a conversation, but I find it quite enjoyable. It was shot live action then later animated, and the animation is jittery.
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    Yeah I saw the movie and really liked it. But is it the dark side of tech or how we use and interact with it.
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    I must say when I originally saw the trailer, it weirded me out as well. But, I still want to see it. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by metllicamilitia View Post
    It's all a matter of preference, I think the fakeness of it was intentional. If you can find Waking Life, it's an existential film that questions reality. It's basically a conversation, but I find it quite enjoyable. It was shot live action then later animated, and the animation is jittery.



    I'll have to check out that movie. It sounds like something I'd enjoy.





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    Her won the best original screenplay Oscar.
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