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Joaquin Phoenix calls his new film unique yet accessible

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The traditional romance film gets revamped in director and writer Spike Jonze's new film "Her". The atypical love story set in the "slight future" stars Joaquin Phoenix as a lonely man fresh from divorce and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha, the voice of an operating system, who Phoenix's character falls in love with. For Phoenix the unconventional story was refreshing. "I was excited that it wasn't the typical love story. I thought it was interesting and unique. But it still felt that there was this great emotional center that you could grab on to. It wasn't too esoteric. It had these great big ideas and themes to explore, but it still felt like it was totally accessible. And it's rare to get film like that and to have somebody - a director like Spike who you feel certain can pull off these big ideas and still manage to make it feel grounded and accessible," said Phoenix. "Her" is already starting to pick up awards:

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