Theodore Twombly played by Phoenix is an introverted man.
Twombly has a job of writing personal letters on behalf of people who have a difficulty in expressing their feelings. One fine day , in a jiffy he decides to buy an AI operating system. He is anyways in a mess due to his impending divorce & is a big time loner.
The OS names itself as Samantha and is an adaptive eco-system gauging the feelings and emotions of its user.
She picks out the name Samantha for herself & Theodore grins!
‘Was that funny?’, she asks. ‘Yeah,’ he says. She laughs. ‘Oh good, I’m funny.’ She is delighted.
So Twombly is in love! Sigh!
The voice over of Samantha is played by Scarlett Johansson and connects with Theodore in a surreal way.The sensual undertones & the comforting conversations between S & T are endearing to say the least. There is a 'joy' evident in the explorations of Samantha & content in Theodore's wish for a companion.
Their brickbats ,
Their excitement ,
Their desires ,
Their passion ,
Their fervor ................
Yearning Performances by -
Phoenix as the lonesome, unsocial ,vulnerable Theodore.
Johansson playing Samantha - stimulating , delightful , sensual - at her finest.
Her is, by far, the best picture of the year, and miles ahead of the other lot!
This is a film about fondness , affection , tenderness. A film to love.
Rating : 5.0/5.0