I watched this over a week ago, but my interwebs has been down for a few days so I haven't been able to do much. Instead of staying home on the computer all day, I went out and watched all the movies I needed to catch up on. My friend and I caught The Wolf of Wall Street, Ride Along, and my favorite, a re-release of Ferris Bueller's Day Off! Look out for those reviews! Let's get into this review for now!
A futuristic setting where much of the daily life, not so different from today, relies heavily on technology. But much advanced technology. In this futuristic life, there is Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) works as a writer and is in the middle of a divorce from his college sweetheart Catherine (Rooney Mara). On his way to work one day, Theodore notices the latest technology out on the market, an operating system that can be used to basically do anything. Once Theodore purchases his own, not only does he use the operating system named Samantha (voice of Scarlett Johansson) to help him with his daily tasks, but it blooms into a relationship.
And so we are taken into this romance. Is it possible, or even acceptable? That is basically the running theme of the movie, the fact that we are seeing these two entities try to have a relationship, but there are challenges. Much like a real relationship, there are challenges, both different and yet the same as what we consider a 'normal' relationship.
Well, I have to say that the film looked beautiful. Spike Jonze did a wonderful job directing. I on the other hand am not the biggest fan of a romance, whether it is with two humans or with one human and one OS. It was a bit strange, but that is probably the point. I thought Joaquin Phoenix did great as did Amy Adams as his friend, Amy. I especially loved that Chris Pratt was in this movie. The movie was different, definitely a new take on a modern romance. Romance is just not my genre.
At the peak of Blink-182’s fame, Tom DeLonge had a lot of ideas kicking through his head. At a tour stop in Paris, sitting his hotel room, the singer came up with the concept of a character named Poet Anderson. Now, nearly 15 years later, he’s ready to incorporate that idea into a much larger and ambitious project with Angels & Airwaves than he’s ever attempted before.