Her Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Her

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    It's all about her.

  • Starring:

    Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Kristen Wiig, Olivia Wilde, Matt Letscher, Bill Hader, Portia Doubleday, Brian Cox

  • Directed by:

    Spike Jonze

  • Running time:

    126 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are seen arguing (no audio). Bickering. A woman fantasizes about being strangled with a dead animal.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have phone sex, simulated sex. Frequent discussion of sex, sex acts. Sexual innuendo and gestures. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing, crotch-grabbing. Full frontal female nudity (pregnant woman). Nude photographs. Shirtless men. People in swimwear, nightwear, underwear. A background art installation features bodies in provocative positions. Drawing of couple having sex. Internet pornography mentioned. Infidelity discussed.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Intoxication. Prozac mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Misogyny, fat jokes. Gender, marriage, relationship, dating, mother stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Relationships, love, loneliness, artificial intelligence, technology, communication, psychology, philosophy, letter-writing, proofreading, small talk, video games, documentary, divorce, memories, unlikely friendships, marriage, dating, fantasy, rejection, romance, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Divorce discussed. Relationship breakups. Balloons, sparkler, dog, owl. Soles of feet seen. High street-view camera aerials over cityscape.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Screwball, surrealist, remarkable, disarming, striking, ephemeral, profound, wry, droll, funny, moving, sweet, serious, singular, subtle, 21st Century, funky, romantic, acerbic, emotional, risky, different, daring, provocative, extraordinary, clever. Sense of simulated identity, haunting plot, slightly futuristic, impressive performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Slender story, long running time, lugubrious pacing.

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