Theodore is a lonely man in the final stages of his divorce. When he's not working as a letter writer, his down time is spent playing video games and occasionally hanging out with friends.
He decides to purchase the new OS1, which is advertised as the world's first artificially intelligent operating system, "It's not just an operating system, it's a consciousness," the ad states.
Theodore quickly finds himself drawn in with Samantha, the voice behind his OS1. As they start spending time together they grow closer and closer and eventually find themselves in love. Theodore finds himself dealing with feelings of both great joy and doubt and the dealing with his inner conflict of being in love with an OS.
It takes a very special kind of actor to carry a movie basically by himself, especially when that movie is well, 'weird' I guess you can say and at times awkward. Joaquin Phoenix is a brilliant actor and manages to convincingly portray all kind of emotions. After a messy divorce he buys an Operating System in the hope for some friendship but it quickly escalates to something more. The sex scenes were rather awkward because after all he is doing it to a voice in his ear and it is just disturbing.
This movie is probably a glimpse into the future and I am guessing it will not be too long before OS's are around for companionship. You already have the internet and chat rooms and people getting involved with complete strangers across the globe so this movie is probably the next step.
I can understand why he was nominated for so many awards as his acting is flawless and he is very captivating to watch. Scarlett Johansson is the voice behind the OS and she does so well, especially with her flirty voice. The casting is spot on and the story line is very easy to follow. Probably not the kind of movie for everyone but if you have an open mind it is enjoyable if not a little cringe worthy.
Random listing from 'Movies'...
Mortal Engines is a startling new adventure unlike any you've seen before. Hundreds of years after our civilisation was destroyed, a new world has emerged. A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw leads a band of outcasts in the fight to stop London - now a giant predator city on wheels - from devouring everything in its path.
Included on the DVD is a bonus feature section which includes a behind-the-scenes look at the ... more...
All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.
"Education is what you get when you read the fine-print. Experience is what you get when you don't."