With all the buzz around Spike Jonze‘s Her, we’ve been hearing about more than just the story of a man falling for his charismatic operating system. Apparently, Joaquin Phoenix‘s character has caused a stir over a signature part of his wardrobe — high-waisted pants.
Raise your hand if you can’t wait to see Joaquin Phoenix fall in love with a mysterious “operating system,” voiced by the silky notes of Scarlett Johansson! We all bring technology to bed with us each night, so referring to your iPhone/tablet/laptop as a significant other is only the next logical step towards living like the Jetsons. Her, Spike Jonze‘s story of an unlikely relationship between a man and his machine, hits theaters today, promising gorgeous, sun-soaked shots and lots of Joaquin smiles.
They’re hot, they’re hard, and they run on iOS 5 or higher. Yes ladies and gentlemen, we’re talking about robots! Our beautifully designed A.I. friends have spent decades heating up screens both large and small with their lab-crafted good looks. They may not have feelings, but then again we’ve always been attracted to emotional unavailability. Spike Jonze‘s film Her will be opening wide in a short while, and it promises to give us even more impure thoughts about machines.
This is so weird, guys. After that whole I’m Still Here “documentary” and even The Master, we were really used to not liking Joaquin Phoenix. To be honest, even when he was awesome as Johnny Cash, he gave us the heebie jeebies — in a good way! But it is a testament to the power of Spike Jones and a really good Yeah Yeah Yeahs song that he seems genuinely cute and likable, in an awkward loner writer way, in the trailer for Her, out this November. Just to prove my point, I screencapped almost all the times he smiles in this preview (there were some smiling and running shots I may have missed, sorry, JP).