It’s taken four years for director Spike Jonze to follow-up his 2009 adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s beloved children’s story Where the Wild Things Are, but today we finally get a glimpse of Her. Joaquin Phoenix stars, in the second part in his career rehabilitation following his incensed and Academy Award nominated performance in last years The Master, as does a myriad of talented actresses including Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson.
Jonze and team have been extra tight lipped about Her, only slightly (and refreshingly) teasing the smallest bits of the latest, save for the few lucky moviegoers who were treated to two scenes at the Los Angeles Film Festival this past June.
The official synopsis by producer Megan Ellison’s production company, AnnaPurna Pictures, describes the film:
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theordore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
Her opens November 20th. Check out the trailer below: