We dated ‘Her’ and liked it. But is there a future?

Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Her." - Arrivals
Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an artificial intelligence in “Her.”
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This week, we welcome back a three-time guest, the always charming Tony Carnevale.

The movie we’ve chosen to see is “Her,” written and directed by Spikes Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. This is movie is set in the near future, with Phoenix deciding to purchase a new operating system marketed as the most lifelike AI ever created — so much so that he starts to fall in love with it(her)!

What will happen, you ask? Well, you will be charmed. But you will also be taken into the dystopia of the longest-distance relationship you can think of. Still, worth seeing!

Just know that dating a computer isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Topics include: the “true waist,” the possibility of loving more than one person, cybersex, long-distance relationships (with computers?), hippie names, Catalina and the future of video games.



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