In the movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly makes his living writing letters for other people.
His skills are appreciated. He’s got plenty of repeat clients, folks who trust him to put their thoughts and wishes into the perfect words.
I think that would be a pretty cool job.
Of course, in Los Angeles of the future, all Joaquin Phoenix has to do while playing Twombly is talk into his computer. The digital world does the rest, putting his prose on virtual stationary, even.
But computers do way more impressive things than that in “Her.”
Beware the flirty Operating System. Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson, completely wins Twombley over.
That intriguing concept makes for an interesting two hours.
To read my whole review on the Syracuse New Times site, click the link below.