Jonze’s greatest accomplishment is likening the relationship to one’s less traditional in society. As opposed to a sci-fi fantasy relationship, it feels more like an interracial or homosexual relationship might be. A relationship that is accepted by some, yet appalling to others (as it was depicted in the movie). Just because it is not universally accepted, doesn’t mean that the people in the relationship don’t have real feelings. Her is much more about two people from opposite backgrounds and different stages in life coming together and falling in love than it is about technology dependence.
The Spectacular Now brings one of the most believable, realistic commentary on the perils of growing up and high school romance. It takes a near flawless movie to stick out from the rest of the coming-of-age movies and that is what The Spectacular Now is… near flawless.