Film & TV

‘Her: Love In The Modern Age’ Is a Perfect Companion Piece to Spike Jonze’s Film

Film & TV

‘Her: Love In The Modern Age’ Is a Perfect Companion Piece to Spike Jonze’s Film

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If there’s a heart beating inside that empty cavity you call a chest, then chances are that if you saw Spike Jonze’s futuristic love story Her, you were emotionally rattled by it in some way. Everyone I know who saw the movie a) loved it, and b) found their own way of relating to Jonze’s extraordinarily rich fable of a man who falls in love with his operating system. For me it was the idea that I’m not enough of a complete person to cope with the demands of an adult relationship. Ask any of my exes, they’ll tell you.

The Creators Project, along with filmmaker and Jonze pal Lance Bangs, were interested in parsing through the rainbow of reactions to Her, so they made a 15 minute documentary called Her: Love In The Modern Age, which interviews a series of artists and thinkers—James Murphy, Bret Easton Ellis, and Her star Olivia Wilde are among them—about their response to the film, and their thoughts on relationships in our technology flooded world. It’s worth a watch.