Was hoping for a revelatory rewatch, still my least favourite PTA. Aside from the wonderful cinematography throughout this only really works for me moment to moment, I feel like I’m missing a layer of depth beyond a cartoonish satire of the master/subservient relationship. There’s some sadness for sure in Phoenix’s and Hoffman’s performances, but the characters and they play and the world they’re in doesn’t entirely feel real. I don’t know, maybe Freddie’s combination of cluelessness and horniness hits too close to home or something.
Her is very similar to Spike Jonze's Adaptation, where for a majority of the movie it is just ok, but it propels to extraordinary heights at the end. It's hard to put the films beauty into words so I won't say much. The movie is very visually rich as Jonze's movies always are. Every single actor is great in the movie. The score is also really great. This is one of my favorites of 2013 and one I can rewatch again any day of the week.
edit: this review is bad lol