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App of his eye: ‘Her’ gives new meaning to computer romance

Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams play friends in "Her," the story of a man who falls in love with the voice in his computer.
Photographer: Warner Bros.
Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams play friends in "Her," the story of a man who falls in love with the voice in his computer.
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How essential are physical and emotional connections when falling in love? What would you miss — looking into someone’s eyes, caressing them, tasting them? In “Her,” Spike Jonze’s futuristic exploration of a man’s relationship with his computer, the filmmaker surveys human disjunction. Joaquin Phoenix is Theodore, a loner struggling to cope with his unwanted divorce from neuroscientist Catherine (a comely, sullen Rooney Mara). Theodore has become guarded, but his work requires an outpouring of emotions ...

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