Joaquin Phoenix is in love with a computer in the trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming movie, Her. Pheonix plays a lonely dude named Theodore who tries to get over his ex (Rooney Mara) by using a highly advanced operating system that creates Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), an Artificial Intelligence program designed to win over his heart or something. The movie looks like a good ol' fashioned indie romcom, but we have one nagging doubt: will we be able get over the fact that the disembodied computer voice is ScarJo? Or will it be like Alec Baldwin narrating Frozen Planet, where you want to pay attention to the polar bears but all you can think about is Alec Baldwin sitting in a recording studio reading from a script about hibernation? There's also the question of what Jonze-ian fuckery Theodore will have to go through: will Samantha go all HAL on him? Will she spread his dick pics all over the internet after he realizes that he's in love with his tragically-wigged, but very real lady friend played by Amy Adams? Let's hope so.
Her opens on November 20.