I took myself to the movies last night and saw this film. It was incredibly thoughtful and deeply moving. I walked away from the theater thinking about a lot of things, specifically about love and how much (or little) I choose to give of myself to those around me. It’s hard to imagine that anyone who watches this film wouldn’t relate to Theodore (the film’s main character played by the brilliant Joaquin Phoenix). I don’t want to give too much away, but Her is the kind of film that will take you on a journey, both on screen and off. And those, in my opinion, are the best kind of films.
It is also a film armed with lines that will speak straight to your heart. One in particular, that spoke to me, was an admission Phoenix’s character makes: “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m going to feel. And from here on out, I’m not going to feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” His delivery was so poignant that it immediately brought tears to my eyes. Because I’ve felt that fear before. Sometimes I still do.
I’d love to know, what was the last film you saw that affected you in such a way?