- Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt, Portia Doubleday, Matt Letscher, Cassandra Starr, Sam Jaeger, Katherine Boecher, Alia Janine, Kelly Sarah, Tiffany Pulvino, Luka Jones, Laura Meadows, Kim Farris, Steve Zissis, Laura Kai Chen, Aristotle Dreher, Laura Colquhoun, Caroline Jaden Stussi, Lynn Adrianna, Jen Kuhn
- Director: Spike Jonze
- Writer: Spike Jonze
- Producers: Megan Ellison, Vincent Landay
- Executive Producers: Daniel Lupi, Chelsea Barnard, Natalie Farrey
- Art Direction: Austin Gorg
- Castings: Cassandra Kulukundis, Ellen Lewis
- Costume Design: Casey Storm
- D.O.P.: Hoyte Van Hoytema
- Editors: Jeff Buchanan, Eric Zumbrunnen
- Makeup: Steve Artmont
- Music: Arcade Fire
- Production Design: K.K. Barrett
- Set Decoration: Gene Serdena
Set in Los Angeles, slightly in the future, the movie follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha," (Scarlett Johansson) a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA
- MPAA Warning: Language, sexual content and brief graphic nudity
- Production Budget: $20 million
- Production Companies: Annapurna Pictures
- Production Schedule: June 2012 - August 2012
2013 Guide Analysis: "Spike Jonze's first narrative feature since 2009's "Where the Wild Things Are," Jonze both penned and directs this comedy that is set in the near future. Megan Ellison is producing the film which re-teams "The Masters" co-stars Amy Adams and Joaquin Phoenix and throws in Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara and Samantha Morton. As it is Jonze, I'd expect plenty of fantasy elements and complicated plot strands.
The story follows a lonely writer who develops an unlikely romantic relationship with his newly-purchased Siri-esque operating system that's designed to meet his every need. The story reportedly blends science fiction and romance in "a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all." Despite the obvious irreverence, sadly Charlie Kaufman isn't involved in the project."