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Joaquin Phoenix falls for an AI in charming trailer for new Spike Jonze pic

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Aug 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT (Updated)

One of the most poignant love stories at the movies this year might be one in which one half of the romance is a computer operating system.

Today we got the charming and very intriguing first trailer for Her, the fourth feature film from director Spike Jonze, who also brought us mind-expanding genre flicks like Being John Malkovich and Where the Wild Things Are. The story centers on Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a writer who keeps mostly to himself and whose life changes when he purchases a new, very sophisticated operating system that calibrates to fit his personality and calls itself Samantha (voice by Scarlett Johansson). As the single man and the remarkably human (though disembodied) artificial intelligence get to know each other, Samantha's curiosity sparks new energy in Theodore, and an unconventional romance begins to blossom.

Her also stars Amy Adams (Man of Steel), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy). It's set to have a limited American release on Nov. 20. Check out the trailer above and see if you're adding it to your watchlist.

(Via Bleeding Cool)