Warner Bros. has released the first trailer and poster for director Spike Jonze’s new film Her. The romance centers on a lonely writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his operating system. The film looks reminiscent of Jonze’s previous works: an outlandish premise that yields a joyous story tinged with sadness. I’m sure there will be Siri jokes galore, but to be fair, Siri would be a lot more endearing if it was smarter and sounded like Scarlett Johansson. But back to the trailer, I’m even more excited to see this movie than I was before.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Rooney Mara and Amy Adams. Her opens in limited release on November 20th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Her:
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, “her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other. From the unique perspective of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.