Wednesday, December 18, 2013

On 'Her' and the Trap of the Overly Sensitive Guy

Her is the latest of a kind of romantic comedy that also includes Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and (500) Days of Summer. In these movies, an ineffectual, sensitive man-child struggles to win the girl of his dreams. I like Her fine, but what I think is interesting is that most of its rave reviews haven't discussed the movie's most interesting element, which is its examination of this sort of guy and his major limitations. For Playboy, I discuss the sad fate of so-called Sad-Sack Sensitive Guys. Hope you enjoy.