Saturday, January 25, 2014


Thanks to a friend who recommended me this movie, this has become one of the most influential movie I ever seen.

The movie is about a lonely man who are sensitive to emotions, and there's no emotions for him in real life to excite him. A new upgraded OS for his devices walked into his life, and he found a perfect puzzle to fill his missing piece.

It's so true, it's so near to us and everyone can see this is coming. Dating with your artificial intelligent. Maybe not dating, but people will heavily dependent on your OS.

I cried next half of the movie non stop, there's so many feelings to digest, and Theodore nailed it precisely, the fear and isolated feelings of a person.

There's one scene he meet out with his ex wife and sign on the divorce paper. His wife hesitate for a while, and then she signed. Everything is coming to an end with their marriage. After that they proceed to lunch, and Theodore update the ex wife about dating with his OS. And you can see how Catherin the ex wife being frustrated at him with his refusal to change even after they parted.

It's not about the argument, is about how helpless people are when deal with argument, argue with the person you once loved, and argue for the one reason because you care. They are for each other still, the wife is still maybe hoping for something, but argument is like a chewing gum underneath your shoe sole. It won't get away.

I cried from that scene onwards. Everything the film describe are so close to us. The joy of feeling not alone. Theodore is still alone technically event hough he's dating with the OS, but he's not lonely.  What is so weird about dating OS, when people can connect easily to things which is non human?

People can treat their pet as their family, their childhood pillow as their friends, why not a OS which always surprise you with human emotions?

In the movie setting, Theodore's job is to write letter. Writing has become so difficult that they need to hire specialist to do it. That shows how distance people are without proper communications.

Feeling lonely or not, the same morning coffee and same before bed scene can be completely different. Because you care, your mind is busy to deal with everything that can please the person you care.

It's heart breaking to develop argument out of care and love, not able to resolve it and not able to talk about it. And it's usually lead to the end when the loop repeats. Everything happened seems wrong, your life will go upside down.

I'm glad that I have higher toleration to try few more times before I give up.

Can you see how miserable he is in the poster, Her? The face of fear and miserable, helpless and lost. A tinge of sadness but you know you will live with it.

It touches the deepest emotions of mine, and many people as well. 'The creator project' even made a documentary out of the feedback from group of people after watching this.

When life give you a lemon, make lemonade!

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