her, a movie written and directed by us director spike jonze, won the oscar for best original screenplay. it explores the romantic relationship between a man and his computer’s operating system.
the story takes place in the near future where virtual assistants are a common aspect of daily life. one day, theodore, the protagonist, purchases a new-generation operating system. the system, which calls itself samantha, is on theodore’s computer and his smartphone. he carries the latter around in his shirt pocket so that smanthat’s camera-eye can peek out at the world.