As it’s most basic, Her is a love story. A beautifully told, revolutionary love story. But what makes Her so blindingly and without question brilliant is that it’s so much more than that. It’s a movie about connection and our constant need for it, as well as the alienation felt by the advancement of technology that allows for more connection. Working for the first time from his own screenplay, Spike Jonze hits Her out of the park, out of the city, out of the country, out of this damn galaxy. Any man who can make me feel and care for an OS is good in my book. Theodore and Samantha’s relationship is unlike any I’ve ever seen in cinema. Once they move beyond connection, it’s all about experience between the two. Samantha has no limitations and that both excites and scares Theodore and, to a larger extent, the audience too. Just when you’d thought every romantic movie had covered every type of relationship there was, Her comes around to show that’s not even close to the case. We’re only beginning to explore love, connection, and experience. What’s more, Her proposes that we may never even know answers to these questions and that is ok.