101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far)

“There’s definitely ways that technology brings us closer and ways that it makes us further apart—and that’s not what this movie is about,” Spike Jonze told The New York Times about the film that won the 2014 Writers Guild Award for Original Screenplay. Theodore, divorced and lonely, works for a company called Beautifulhandwrittenletters.com—a ghostwriter of other people’s heartfelt feelings. Soon, he begins dating, and falling in love with, a new, intuitive operating system. “It really was about the way we relate to each other and long to connect: our inabilities to connect, fears of intimacy, all the stuff you bring up with any other human being,” Jonze said.