Watched in cinemas.
"I keep waiting to not care about her."
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Just came back from watching this at a theater. Same theater where I saw The Shining, Drive, and The Blair Witch Project. I stayed afterwards to listen to a Q&A hosted by a student from a nearby college. I didn’t make any comments, but I listened to these conversations the audience were having about the economics of the film, and whether or not the rapid advancement in technology is hurting or helping people. The first question that got ask is if technology is hurting people to have a healthy relationship. The first response was from a German woman, also a professor from the same college, and she responded with another serious question. She asked, what exactly do you mean by ‘healthy’ in a relationship with technology? This led to some interesting conversations, a lot of which I wish I could have added in but didn’t out of fear. The same German woman even brought up how, from her being a feminist (her words from her mouth), that the character Samantha was originally looked at as an object in the beginning. Eventually she branches out and is free.
This is similar to most of the main female characters in the film. Amy, Theodore’s closest friend, has been trapped in a bad marriage but eventually divorces him making her feel more confident and filled with joy. Theodore’s blind date started off good but ended badly after he hesitates to say when he’ll see her again. While you understand the point of view he’s coming from, she decides she won’t start another one-night stand situation. Then there’s Theodore’s ex-wife, Catherine, who at some point mentions how she thought he wanted her to be a certain type of wife for him.
CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS.