Fifth about The Seventh

Her (2013)

Her: delicate, low-key and poetic science fiction, this film distills elements of romance into their essence; despite its high concept, the story evolves in a natural way and is very touching. Perhaps more than usual, strong acting is required here, and Joaquin Phoenix delivers in spades a very sensitive and earnest performance; however, he is upstaged by Scarlett Johansson who, despite not having most of her instruments at her disposal, is able to create a rich, round and convincing character simply with the inflections of her voice. The music, cinematography, costume and set designs are all consistent with the future portrayed by director Spike Jonze: clean, without unnecessary elements, almost a simplified version of our present.

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