The director of Being John Malkovich, Adaption and Where the Wild Things Are has another hit on his hands with this unique little film.
Those who despair American cinema has forgotten how to write and tell stories about real human beings will be heartened. Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), in-touch with his feminine side, makes a living writing letters of a personal nature for people who can’t find the words. After a long relationship has ended he finds solace in an operating system that is intuitive and has a developing personality; an OS that talks and ‘feels’ and goes by the name of ‘Samantha’.
The film explores our neediness and vulnerabilities and asks what is ‘human’ after all? Not to be missed. (MM)
BY MICHAEL MUIR