These are the best "Her" movie quotes, featuring some of the best dialogues from the delicate and touching story of one man who falls in love with an operating system voice. The science fiction romance film was written and directed by Spike Jonze. After receiving critical acclaim at the New York Film Festival, "Her" opened on a limited basis in the United States on December 18, 2013.
In "Her," Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is a caring man who is recovering from a recent breakup. He begins using a new computer operating system which boasts about being the world's first artificially intelligent operating system, one that will adapt to the individual user. After a few set up questions, this warm voice greets him and introduces herself as Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
Theodore soon finds Samantha to be much more personable, not to mention funny, than expected and in their interactions, a romantic relationship builds. While it may seem odd to be falling in love with a computer, others, including Theodore's friend Amy (Amy Adams) have built similar personal relationships with these virtual beings. Yet the problem remains that Samantha is not a real person who lives, breathes and can be touched, yet has all the feelings of that person. Theodore has those feelings for Samantha as well leading both into a an unconventional relationship.
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I Wish I Could Touch YouPhoto: flickr / CC0
Samantha: "What's it like to be alive in that room right now?"The intense relationship Theodore and Samantha share moves from close to straight up x-rated in this scene. While Samantha is a virtual being, that doesn't top Theodore from fantasizing about what he'd do if she were real.
Theodore Twombly: "I wish I could put my arms around you. I wish I could touch you."
Samantha: "How would you touch me?"141Should this be higher or lower?
Love the Way You Look at the WorldPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
Samantha: "I want to learn everything about everything."Samantha, the operating system, has the ability to learn and that's exactly what she wants to do. This outlook on life is something Theodore admires about Samantha.
Theodore Twombly: "I love the way you look at the world."141Should this be higher or lower?
You're Dating a Computer?Video: YouTube
Catherine: "You're dating a computer?"When Theodore shares the news of his relationship with ex-wife Catherine, at first she doesn't understand. After more thought however, Catherine sees how this arrangement suits Theodore perfectly.
Theodore Twombly: "She's not just a computer."
Catherine: "You always wanted to have a wife without the challenges of actually dealing with anything real. I'm glad that you found someone."188Should this be higher or lower?
You Feel Real to MeVideo: YouTube
Samantha: "Earlier I was thinking about how I was annoyed and this is going to sound strange but I was really excited about that and then I was thinking about the other things that I've been feeling and I found myself proud of that, you know? Proud of having my own feelings about the world like the times I was worried about you and things that hurt me, things I want, and then I had this terrible thought. Are these feelings even real or are they just programming? That idea really hurts and then I get angry at myself for having pain. What a sad trick."Samantha's deep thoughts continue when she discusses her feelings. To her, having feelings to begin with is a major win but she questions if they are real or like her entire being, is just programming. To Theodore however, she is real.
Theodore Twombly: "You feel real to me, Samantha."
Samantha: "Thank you, Theodore. That means a lot to me."84Should this be higher or lower?