Amy’s review published on Letterboxd:
Where is all the ongoing hype that this movie rightfully deserves? Upon opening we’re immediately met with a warm vibrancy, a candy-coloured scene with ghost-written love notes, abruptly changed into freaky dead-cat mentioning phone sex. Honestly, this movie is downright WEIRD, but redeemable by most counts.
“Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel, and from here on out I'm not gonna feel anything new... just... lesser versions of what I've already felt.”
“Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.”
Joaquin Phoenix always does an incredible job of portraying such relatable loneliness, he’s really an incredible actor.
The setting is quite interesting, the slightly-modern world is soft but striking, bright and inviting yet still oddly dystopian. The final 45 minutes of the film really brings the story together and showcases the strange beauty and aching sadness of the story.
So long story short, man who ghost-writes love letters, downloads a operating system AI assistant that he befriends, starts to date, falls in love with, and then loses. An incredibly heartfelt journey of a movie once you get past some of the weirder plot points and the sometimes lowbrow jokes from Scarlett Johansson’s character.