HER

  • January 26, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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Because of the frigid weather we're having, in an attempt get out of the house I've added a Sunday afternoon movie to our schedule. Another Oscar worthy film starring Joaquin Phoenix & Amy Adams....Plot>

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Spike Jonze's soulful sci-fi drama about a lonely writer who falls in love with his computer's highly advanced operating system. Theodore Twombly (Phoenix) has built his career on expressing the emotions that others cannot. His job is to pen heartfelt, deeply personal letters to complete strangers based on details provided by the clients of the company he works for, and he has a knack for finding just the right words for every occasion. Meanwhile, reluctant to sign the papers that will finalize his divorce to his childhood sweetheart, depressed Theodore has slowly withdrawn from his supportive social circle, which includes his longtime friend Amy (Amy Adams), herself floundering in a failed marriage.

After the movie we'll go nearby for a snack and a chat. Hope you'll join us.---Lee


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  • deirdre

    Brian- being a "tech guy" what did YOU think of the movie?

    1 · February 1, 2014

    • Brian R.

      A lot of it seemed believable. Some of it is not that far off. I once asked my iPad whether I had any appointments tomorrow and it said no. Then I said "thank you" and it said "You don't have to thank me."

      I liked some of the subtle things too. To suggest the near future their clothes were a bit different (the big color was salmon and the pants had high waistlines).

      February 1, 2014

    • Brian R.

      And it was interesting.

      February 1, 2014

  • helena m.

    I do agree with the interesting part but what I do find even more interesting is that people who want to go back to writing letters hire someone to do it!!
    I hope that form of communication is not our future because nothing can replace the good conversation with great people at a great diner or at Paneras.

    4 · January 27, 2014

    • Carol S.

      Not signed up for the walk. Hope to see you another time! Have a great weekend!

      January 31, 2014

    • Rich M.

      It's been a while since you have been on a walk, hope the back is doing well. Enjoy Nebraska and I'll see you on a meetup soon. Nanu Nanu.

      February 1, 2014

  • Brian R.

    People are still writing comments, because the movie was just so interesting.

    1 · January 31, 2014

    • Loren

      It is like ping pong, LOL!!!!!

      January 31, 2014

  • Lee Z.

    It was a bit scary to think that this may be our future as far as computers are concerned. An intimate relationship with a computer voice doesn't seem so far fetched after you watch this film.

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • andrea

    I saw this movie last weekend. Otherwise I'd be with you. It was hmmmm......interesting.

    2 · January 25, 2014

    • Rich M.

      Hmmmm, interesting is good. I can't wait to see this movie. Too bad you saw this movie already but hope to see you at the next one.

      January 26, 2014

    • Loren

      Andrea, see what you started, now we all think that this movie was interesting. That was true, so thank you for your input. Hope to see you soon.

      January 26, 2014

  • Steven E.

    The movie was an interesting premise. It was great having dinner with everyone at the Colony Diner.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Loren

    I am sorry to say but I also agree with Andrea. Not only was the movie interesting but it was different. The acting was good and the plot was touching and a very uplifting love story through Theodore's computer's highly advanced operating system. I mostly enjoyed being with everyone and having a great time at the best diner on Long Island, The Colony Diner. Our table was shaped like an "I" and we all were sitting around the table facing each and having a lot of fun conversations with each other. Nice day for a movie on a chilly day and glad we saw it with everyone.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Patricia B.

    I had a difficult time trying to decide what to say about this film. Theodore was a very lonely man who
    was getting a divorce and had shut off his social life. He now turns to his computer for company and I Believe imagines this relationship with Samantha the OS . He really could use some therapy for sure. Very different theme for a movie.

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Rich M.

    Hmmmm, I have to agree with Andrea ... It was interesting.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Carol S.

    Going to a concert in Garden City.

    January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We saw HER about 2 weeks ago.I'd hate to think that this is where our future is headed so our only interpersonal socialization is via computer. In some ways between Facebook, Twitter & more we're almost there. Very entertaining.

    January 24, 2014

  • Kristin

    Where in the theater do you meet?

    January 24, 2014

    • Lee Z.

      We meet in the theater lobby. More info will be sent soon.

      1 · January 24, 2014

  • Brian R.

    There's a chance I might later have to back out of this movie, but then there's a chance I might not.

    1 · January 23, 2014

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