“Her” is movie in which “Her” is an Operating System (OS). And the lonesome Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with Samantha, the OS. The sexy voice of Samantha is by Scarlett Johansson who speaks to Phoenix via earphone and watches the world via a “booklet” type webcam which Phoenix perches on his shirt pocket as he moves around.
Gradually, Samantha gets into the life (read data) of Phoenix. Samantha once says”..every moment, I’m evolving. Just like you.” The relationship deepens and they indulge in verbal sex.
Samantha: I want you inside me.
Phoenix: I’m slowly putting myself into you. And now I’m inside you; all the way inside you.
Samantha: **sounds of women coming**
The verbal sex doesn’t satisfy Samantha. She wants more. So she engages a surrogate body. She sends a female to Phoenix’s house and they touch and kiss, as they converse thru earphones and webcams. The experience doesn’t augur well with Phoenix. And he is perturbed by the extent Samantha, the OS, can go to satisfy herself. Or what next?
Then Phoenix finds that not only he is indulging with OS, but also his colleagues and in fact, later he finds that the world is hooked. He asks Samantha;
Are you talking to anyone else right now?
Are you in love with anyone else?
But the significant part of the story is, the catharsis. It is Samantha who breaks the relationship. Remember, Samantha is an Operating System and this is what happens to “Her”, finally;
“It’s like I’m reading a book….But I’m reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you and the words of our story but it’s in this endless space between the words that I’m finding myself now. It’s a place that’s not of the physical world. It’s where everything else is that I didn’t even know existed.“