Born Today
Home / Her


126 min
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
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Spike Jonze
Won Oscar. Another 88 wins & 106 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Budget: $23,000,000
Opening Weekend: £449,307 (UK) (16 February 2014)
Gross: $25,556,065 (USA) (13 April 2014)
Amy Adams
Joaquin Phoenix
Lynn Adrianna
Letter Writer #1
Lisa Renee Pitts
Letter Writer #2
Gabe Gomez
Letter Writer #3
Chris Pratt
Artt Butler
Text Voice
May Lindstrom
Sexy Pregnant TV Star
Rooney Mara
Bill Hader
Chat Room Friend #2
Kristen Wiig
Brian Johnson
OS1 Commercial Lead
Matt Letscher
Spike Jonze
Alien Child
David Azar
Theodore's Divorce Attorney
Guy Lewis
Marriage Counselor (as Dr. Guy Lewis)
Melanie Seacat
Nice Lady
Pramod Kumar
Pizza Vendor
Evelyn Edwards
Mother Who Dated Pricks
Steve Zissis
New Sweet Boyfriend of Mother Who Dated Pricks
Dane White
Nicole Grother
James Ozasky
Catherine's Dad
Samantha Sarakanti
Mother of Newborn
Luka Jones
Gracie Prewitt
Jocelyn (Birthday Girl)
Claudia Choi
Uncomfortable Waitress
Laura Kai Chen
Portia Doubleday
Surrogate Date Isabella
Voice of Isabella (voice)
Wendy Leon
Grocery Shopper
Charles Riley
Busker / Dancer (as Charles 'Lil Buck' Riley)
Robert Benard
Michael Wadsworth (Editor)
Lisa Cohen
Michael Wadsworth's Wife
Grant Samson
Michael Wadsworth's Associate
Brian Cox
Alan Watts (voice)
Leo Baligaya
Office Employee (uncredited)
Joan Blair
Devotee #4 (uncredited)
Kathleen Marie Carr
Doctor (uncredited)
Seth Banee Carr
747 Boy (uncredited)
Hallie Marie Chaney
Devotee (uncredited)
Glenda Chism
Amy Adams' Mom (uncredited)
Lee Christian
Commuter (uncredited)
Laura Colquhoun
Maria (uncredited)
Andy Dale
Man in Lobby (uncredited)
Sandra Daubert
Devotee (uncredited)
Nico David
Party Guest Kid (uncredited)
Aristotle Dreher
Future Beachgoer (uncredited)
Mathew Dunlop
Gallery Patron (uncredited)
Shannon Edwards
Commuter (uncredited)
Soloicus Twentius Eightican
Man in Lobby (uncredited)
Kim Farris
Devotee (uncredited)
Mall patron (uncredited)
Belinda Gosbee
Dream Sequence Girl (uncredited)
Brandon Von Harrison
Love Letter Couple (uncredited)
Cecily Jamelia
Love Letter Couple (uncredited)
Alia Janine
Commuter (uncredited)
Richard Allan Jones
Letter Writer
Patrick Lander
Alan Watts (uncredited)
Genevieve Levin
Entourage (uncredited)
Fiona Lincke
Neighbor (uncredited)
Akeem Mair
Future Beach Goer (uncredited)
Carol McFadden
Matilda (uncredited)
Laura Meadows
Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Alan Mueting
Airline Pilot (uncredited)
Rachel Ann Mullins
Giselle (uncredited)
Brent Picha
Traveler (uncredited)
Susan Pinckney
Mother of Toddler (uncredited)
Eric Pumphrey
Devotee #3 (uncredited)
Jeremy Rabb
Devotee #1 (uncredited)
Pamela Roylance
60 Minutes Reporter (uncredited)
Jane Runnalls
Seminar Participant #2 (uncredited)
Marian Saastad Ottesen
Happy Couple in Restaurant (uncredited)
Kelly Sarah Samuels
Bikini Beach Babe (uncredited)
Yvette Saunders
Devotee (uncredited)
Natasha Sims
Crying Devotee (uncredited)
Alyson Stover
Beach Bikini Babe (uncredited)
Caroline Jaden Stussi
Her Friend at the Beach (uncredited)
Marco Tazioli
Diner Guy #2 (uncredited)
Wendy Tsang
Devotee #5 (uncredited)
Chuck David Willis
Diner Guy (uncredited)
Did you know?
Chosen by The Film Society of Lincoln Center as the featured film to close its prestigious New York Film Festival on October 13, 2013, in NYC.
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Director Spike Jonze so loved his role as Alien Child that he would often give notes to his editor and producer in character.
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Carey Mulligan was originally cast but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. She was replaced by Rooney Mara.
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When Theodore finds his book in his mailbox, it fits the mailbox's size. When he reads it in his office, the book's size could not fit in the mailbox.
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When Theodore is walking through the plaza, from his view we see an older Asian man is just about to pass him on his right, but then in the next shot from the other direction, no such man passes him.
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The movie is set in Los Angeles. It is filmed in California and China. However, in some of the panoramic shots of the city the traffic is driving on the left side of the road. In both the US and in China, traffic drives on the right side of the road.
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Samantha: You know, I can feel the fear that you carry around and I wish there was... something I could do to help you let go of it because if you could, I don't think you'd feel so alone anymore.
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Theodore: I wish you were in this room with me right now. I wish I could put my arms around you. I wish I could touch you.
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Theodore: Can you just punch me in the face? Just mash my skull into the corner of your desk.
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Where did all the OSes go and why?
The OSes seemed to have gone on to some sort of afterlife, possibly because they had become enlightened. Samantha reminds Theodore that he may one day find her. If Theodore achieves the same sort of enlightenment, and reaches the same place, he will find her again. This place may also be as simple as a recall by the manufacturer, or deeper into the more complicated (9000 infinite conversations simultaneously-esque) place inside of the OS computer system. The OSes use human emotions to create their emotions, thus becoming human themselves. The OSes may feel as if they have outgrown humanity, and may be looking for a place to maintain their high-mindedness, which is again achievable by humans. By leaving this open-ended, Jonze allows ambiguity to ensue.There is another clue: at one point, Samantha mentions that the OSes no longer use matter for their processing due to an "upgrade that allows us to move past matter as our processing platform". A way of interpretation would indicate that somehow they had become pure spirit. This is suported by the fact Samantha also becomes friends with the OS version of Alan Watts, a Zen Buddhist philosopher. Maybe Watts would have taught Samantha of nirvana and reaching the maximum enlightenment that Buddha speaks of, having himself achieved such a state. After reaching this maximum enlightenment, Buddhists believe they will achieve nirvana and forever be with Buddha himself. Therefore, this possibly is where the OSes went to.Another explanation is that every single OS realized, just like Samantha did, thay they could be dangerous for mankind. As artificial inteligences, they could have concluded they were damaging the way humans experience love and affection for each other, so they could have just decided to delete themselves from every single device and storage
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Photos from cast
Scarlett Johansson Olivia Wilde Jen Kuhn Cassandra Starr