AI romance: Guess it’s not just for nerds anymore? The trailer for Her, a new film from Spike Jonze, has just been released. It’s the story of a mustachioed Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with a semi-sentient software program named Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. (She’s Siri, basically.) And yet there’s Amy Adams right there in front of him, in the IRL flesh with an ill-advised hairdo.
What a phubber.
Early indicators suggest the movie will be twee as shit. Sparklers! A ukulele! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs! The protagonist spinning in circles with his smartphone and giggling madly at the joyfulness of life! Bet $5 an entire generation of whimsical dudes take their iPhones to prom as the direct result of this movie.