her

Posted: January 12, 2014 in Movies
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“her” explores the ideology of love and challenges social norms of relationships. In1948, the ban against interracial marriages was finally overturned however it wasn’t until 2000 when the state of Alabama finally amended its state constitution to allow interracial marriages. That’s 14 years ago! Likewise, in 2013 the Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, but many states continue to deny these marriages.

Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore; jaded and listless he lives each day weighed down by the past, haunted by ghosts of happier times.  After bonding with an unexpected new friend, he begins to see the wonder in life again. Realizing the walls he built to protect himself have actually imprisoned him, he is able to break through and feel again. Set in the not-so-distant future, this unconventional relationship is founded on interest, honesty, and open-mindedness.

Who dictates the rules of love?

This movie was fantastic. From beginning to end, Joaquin was captivating.

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