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Trailer Watch: Spike Jonze’s Her

Four years after 2009’s Where the Wild Things Are, Spike Jonze returns with his fourth feature, Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a reclusive writer who develops an ever closer bond with the personalized operating system, “Samantha” (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), tailored to take care of all his needs. Featuring a strong female supporting cast that includes Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde, Her is the first feature from an original screenplay by Jonze and it will be interesting to see what a film fully constructed in his mind looks like. In this trailer, Her appears sweet and touching, but I’m sure that Jonze’s vision will see the film travel into darker, more complex territory. Her comes out through Warner Bros. on November 20.

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