'''NC (vo):''' Number 9: Theodore and Samantha from ''Her''. Of
''course '' a relationship this strange had to make it into the mix, especially seeing how one isn't even human. Samantha is an artificial intelligence designed to please Theodore, based around his personality. She's just supposed to do simple stuff that most computers do, with a human touch, but the A.I. forms such a personality that eventually he falls in love with her. And in a strange way, you can kinda see why. Her ability to learn and her programming to ''want'' to continue to learn helps her form a very genuine personality, a very likable personality. She becomes complex, she becomes smart, she becomes emotional, and that just draws our main character all the more to her. Theodore is already a very lonely guy, he almost never goes outside, he just stays in playing video games and such, and to him, the most important part of a relationship is a woman's mind. Well, Samantha is nothing ''but'' a mind, so she seems relatively perfect. He can't see her, he can't touch her. All he can do is hear her. And I guess, in many relationships, where couples claim they don't listen enough, in this one, that's all they can do, all building up to the climax of the film that I won't give away, but let's just say is perfectly fitting. The great thing about this relationship is that it's a total Rorschach test: you can look at it and say, "Oh, what a charming love story that doesn't have to center around sex or anything like that," but you can also look at it and say, "Boy, what a creepy tale of a pathetic person that really scared me." And both have a lot of basis in truth. You know he should probably get with a real person, but at the same time, he does respect this creation as, well, just her own person. I guess, in many ways, that makes it one of the most complex relationships ever put on film, and certainly one of the most bizarre couples ever created. Who needs romancing of the heart when you have romancing of the mind? |+
'''NC (vo):''' Number 9: Theodore and Samantha from ''Her''. Of course a relationship this strange had to make it into the mix, especially seeing how one isn't even human.