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January 8, 2014

Movie preview: “Her”

Rated: R for language, brief graphic nudity and sexual content

Running time: 2 hr 6 min

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, the voice of Scarlett Johansson

Plot: Theodore is a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet ‘Samantha,’ a bright voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

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