14A, 126 minutes
Amy Adams; Rooney Mara; Scarlett Johansson; Joaquin Phoenix
In the midst of a divorce from the all-too-human Catherine (Rooney Mara), Theodore (Phoenix) lives alone in a high-rise apartment and moves through an artificial reality as if he were on a conveyor belt.
When a commercial for a new computer operating system cuts through his fog, he orders the product. After he chooses the option to give it a female persona, the OS that calls itself Samantha (voice of Scarlett Johansson) quickly organizes his schedule, his in-box and his personal life.
That personal life becomes noticeably happier, as the voice in Theodore’s ubiquitous earpiece is more warm, supportive and forgiving than any flesh-and-blood human.