What if None of This is Real?: Digital Love in ‘Her’

Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely man who falls in love with an operating machine in ‘Her’

“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.” ~ ‘Her’

Theodore Twombly’s (Joaquin Phoenix) romantic obsessive attachment to his newly purchased operating system Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) in Spike Jonze’s Her (2013) mirrors the audience’s relationship…