This fall marks ten years since the release of Her, the scifi rom com by the immensely talented director Spike Jonze. When I wrote about the film a decade ago, the premise seemed remarkably out of reach: In the wake of a break-up, our protagonist, a mustachioed, heart-sick Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), becomes romantically involved with an operating system that calls itself Samantha (Scarlet Johansson).
I am adding Her to my watchlist. My mom is currently working her way through The Family Outing. She is already blown away by the similarities with our own family's narrative. Those human-to-human connections are invaluable.