Darren Hyland

Her – Spike Jonze's Academy Award Dark Horse Opens In The UK

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Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Her, the solo screenwriting debut of Jackass co-creator Spike Jonze.

Her centres around an introverted man, soon to be divorced, who purchases and forms a strong bond with a talking operating system that names herself Samantha. Voiced by Scarlett Johansson, Samantha evolves and adapts to life in the same way a human being does, and it’s in her that writer Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) finds a friend to turn his life around.

With supporting roles for Rooney Mara and Amy Adams boosting the star power, Her has been a critical and commercial success following its limited release in US cinemas on December 18th. The film has already earned Jonze a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and he is in the running for an Academy Award in the same category, one of five Oscar nominations including Best Picture for the film billed as a sci-fi rom-com drama.

Her will be on general release across the region on Friday 14th February.

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