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I cannot believe the other reviews are talking about the same film. It is certainly not a chic flic! It reminded me of a book "Portnoy's Complaint": the subject matter is the same. There were times when I laughed out loud at the way the OS talked to her owner: I would hope AI would have more self-respect. I cannot understand why anyone would put resources into this script, or how the AI voice actror said her lines without laughing. I kept waiting for a punchline, a twist, but no. 2 hours of my life gone. I warn all grown-ups against this film.
This was so brilliant an idea, i mean we all have relationships with inanimate objects. Haven't you ever found yourself talking to your car like it could understand or shouting "Why do you do this to me" at some faulty device. We're humanising things more and more as this computer age is stealing away our normal face to face socialising. Falling in love with your day planner is about possible given the right events, the right man and of course the right day planer. That's where it doesn't quiet sit for me, its as if she's trying to hard that and then there's the length of the thing but it's still a great movie. Joaquin Phoenix emits just the right amount of calmness and the AI voice just the right amount of sexyness though as time goes on some of the things she comes out with is over the top. A thought provoking script but she just doesn't have the legs for two hours worth.
I bought this because I am very interested in AI and watch anything to do with AI. This was painful to watch. I gave up half way. The sexual scenes were totally unnecessary and unreal. I had to turn the volume down in case my neighbours could hear it. Boring all the way through. It was like it was written while doing the washing up and the laundry. Samantha (The AI character) was intolerably false, in the sense that in reality that would not work or behave that way. This is purely made for modern women. The makers did not understand AI at all and just used a typical shallow feminine character with AI as a theme. The character had not purpose or balance either. For example why on earth does a program have a boyfriend? Why does who try to torture him emotionally? The whole point of creating AI is to remove the prehistoric shallow mentality of the women. It is like buying a realistic doll and program it to get pregnant, moody, have periods and cheat on you. Also Samantha was as lovable as a toilet brush. This film just emphasised the evil nature of women done something like that with this film. Will not watch it again if I was maroons in space for the rest of my life.
Good - The flow of interaction with AI system was very good, realistic, believable and seamless. - The science was realistic, in proportion and not exaggerated.
On paper, this film's storyline sounds dull, boring and a film I would normally avoid. I really did enjoy it, much to my surprise. The chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson develops very naturally throughout the film into a very believable relationship; even though Johansson doesn't actually appear on screen. An unusual but very profound and enjoyable film.
This film opens up a big conversation on emotional evolution of relationships as well as the morality of dating an OS. In a postmodern world where you can date a software how does your relationship evolve? Joaquin Phoenix basically carries the entire film and does it beautifully. A romantic "dramedy" you need in your collection. The product itself was just as expected. The case and packaging was well wrapped and safe during postage.
One of the "Oscar bait" films I've been meaning to watch for a while. From the trailers I thought it looked really good, I thought the idea of it was fresh and original and it looked set to be a really nice visual film as well. Turns out the film was even better than I thought it would be. Spike Jonze's direction and writing really gives us a unique look at people and the concept of love in the modern era. There's also something for everyone to relate to in this film, whether that be the loneliness of Theodore (played by Joaquin Phoenix), his love for "Samantha" or even Amy Adams' character (coincidentally also called called Amy). Overall; this film will make you smile, laugh, sob and think strongly about the message it puts out to it's audience. 9.5/10 for the film.
The blu-ray is also brilliant quality with it's image and sound, as well as offering some nice extras to enjoy.
Excellent tale about a man and his machine [PC]. It poses many questions about love and technology, and how humanity will interact with artifical intelligence, when it arrives. This could be used for education purposes in schools to educate children about human and machine interaction. The voice of the artifical intelligence is Scarlett Johansson, an actress who never cesaes to provide intriguing performances.
I want to take a little more time than I usually take to review this film. Firstly, full marks for a great presentation and story. Keeps you guessing. The main concern I have with recent AI plots is the assumption that AI is always modelled on a human mind. What if AI evolved into a non-human mind? We cannot imagine what we cannot imagine what such an AI mind would think and do. This film ends at the very moment of the possibility of the latter happening.
The premise for this is intriguing and indeed it started well, there are some lovely moments in the film, but all the good ideas were in the first half; after that it just gets a bit weird and constantly comes back to sex. It improved somewhat towards the end but I've ranked it low because it was so disappointing, I was really excited to watch it but it just didn't turn out to be as good as it could have been.