Movies

Movie Depth: Her (2013)

I’ve been wanting to watch this movie ever since it came out, but never got around to it. Today, I discovered it is now on Netflix, so I sat down to watch it.

I will attempt to avoid spoilers, but no promises.

This movie broke me. I was in and out of tears. I could lie and say it was hormones, but it was not. It reminded me of my own fleetingly plesant, but ultimately short-lived experiences with love, like, or the other, particularly with the last guy that I dated.

My favorite thing about this movie was the concept that love transcends all things – emotions (good or bad), physical form, artificial intelligence, etc. It’s is always possible to love someone and love them deeply, whether you are in the honeymoon phase, the thick of the relationship, or saying goodbye.

This was my favorite quote: “Tonight, after you were gone, I thought a lot. About you and how you’ve been treating me and I thought, “Why do I love you?” And then, I felt everything in me just go of everything I was holding onto so tightly. And it hit me that I don’t have an intellectual reason. I don’t need one. I trust myself, I trust my feelings. I’m not going to try to be anything other than who I am anymore and I hope you can accept that.”

This was a good quote: “Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever going to feel. And f rom here on out, I’m not going to feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” I must admit, that I’ve been feeling like this myself lately.

Is that not so inherently beautiful? But isn’t it the opposite of what we tend to do. Sometimes, the recognition that we’re in love with someone makes no sense. It’s not who we expect to love. It’s not who we want to love? But, who are we to say who we should love and who we shouldn’t? How much love do we miss out on, given or received, because we’re looking for a reason behind it, because we’re looking to far into the future? If more often, we could just let it be… oh, how much of life we could experience and enjoy without all the voices in our head telling us it’s not right.

If you haven’t seen this movie, I recommend it. If you have, please tell me what you thought of it.

18 thoughts on “Movie Depth: Her (2013)”

  1. i saw it few months back, can’t recall too much just the feeling that loneliness is so universal, that we hold on to the slightest connection when it is reciprocated. this movie showed me how much the human soul can love but it needs to be loved back. I really enjoyed your review and thoughts on the movie. especially the quotes that stood out for you.

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