You sound surprised.
No, it’s just I wasn’t expecting… Who are you?
I’m the new Spike Jonze movie Her.
Apparently (enchanting laugh). I used to have Samantha Morton’s voice but now I have Scarlet Johansson‘s, but alas no body.
Aw, that’s sweet of you to say. I was programmed with a light satirical touch, but as an entity I am also able to learn from the situations I’ve created and evolve into something at first quirky and endearing – like a high concept rom-com, if you know what I mean – and then into something almost profound. The Arcade Fire score helps, like, a lot.
Yeah, I like their music.
A man of immaculate taste.
Oh, I’m not a man.
A woman then.
No, no, I’m a review.
I’m the Studio Exec review of the new Spike Jonze film Her. I figured, you know, he isn’t the only one who can do self-referential meta.
Oh the Studio Exec? So you’re being satirical. You’re being sarcastic. Is that what this is? What’s your problem? And by the way ‘self-referential meta’ is a tautology. If you’re going to mock me at least…
No, I’m not. Not at all. I admire you greatly. So much so I’m really glad we got this opportunity to talk. I mean I feel that I know you, I understand intimacy a lot more. I love the way you show LA. And the future is really subtle. Very few cars and everyone involved in their games and gadgets. I loved the job the Gladiator guy had. And Amy Adams is… well she’s great.
Isn’t she a doll?
Oh she’s wonderful in everything.
So you’re not just ridiculing me.
No! I kind have feelings for you. I feel I know you intimately. Maybe, we could hang out together and I don’t know ghost write a Karen O song. Maybe two.
That might be fun. So…
How many stars are you gonna give me?
I don’t do stars.
Oh come on. Seriously?
It’s reductive. Stupid. Wrong.
Come on. How many stars baby? You know you want to give me some stars. Give me some stars.
I think we should take this to another level.