There's always that person who complains that kids these days are just so attached to their phones. Can't anyone just look up anymore? Must we be texting at the dinner table? I bet you can't even read a real map. What's so smart about smartphones?
That complainy phone-hating person is going to have a field day with this trailer for "Her," Spike Jonze's latest feature.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely dude post-breakup (and who wouldn't be upset after losing someone like Rooney Mara, who plays his ex) and the sultry voice of Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a love story for the times: The story of a man falling in love with a voice inside a machine. Ahem, sorry: "artificially intelligent operating system." Our bad.
The first trailer for the flick was released today, and we're loving it in a big way. It's sweet as Phoenix falls slowly in love, then gets right up to the line of uncomfortable as he and robo-Johansson creep up to borderline cybersex. We're having flashbacks to "Lars and the Real Girl," in a good way. A dash of that movie, a pinch of "Lost in Translation" and a whole lot of anticipation.
"Her" is set to debut on Nov. 30, 2013.