⚡ Explore the idea of relationships between humans and AI in a retro-futuristic world.

The cover of the DVD for Her, a Spike Jonze love story set in the not-too-distant futureHer | Film by Spike Jonze (writer, producer and director)

Could humans develop relationships with artificial intelligence? If they could, what would those relationships look like?

Her is the story of one man (Joaquin Phoenix) and his relationship with his computer’s operating system (Scarlett Johansson). Although uncertain at first about how he feels about talking to his computer, Phoenix’s character gets comfortable with it over time. Things develop and it all gets interesting…

The film’s vision of the future (it’s set in the not-too-distant future in LA) is really cool — new technology and impressive architecture. Spike Jonze (co-creator of Jackass, director of Being John Malkovich) really nailed it with this one.