A curious, and intriguing title that is at the same time ambiguous. Who, or what is ‘Her’?
The film is impactful on many fronts. It’s surreality is both refreshing, and alarming.
It possess a balance of calmness and disturbance, striked up through the use of contrast; between light and dark, order and chaos, joy and despair. The brilliant music played such a role in instrumenting the mood of this balancing act for the audience.
Our yearning for interactions had propelled technology. Yet the irony is not lost on us, that it is also technology that deprives us of real interactions. And with our growing inability to interact in-person, technology’s advances replace such complexity. No more guesswork, and no more mood swings.
And perhaps, it was under such assumed outcome, that the unfolding conclusion of the film is more welcoming than an otherwise happy ending. It’s a reminder, that we are human after all, which we were subtly reminded by the sheer existence of the protagonist’s workplace, and the effects of his works.