‘SNL,’ Jonah Hill and Michael Cera Parody ‘Her’ With ‘Me’
‘Her‘ may not be lighting the box office on fire, but it’s undoubtedly one of the best films released in 2013 and a movie that will generate conversation and analysis for years to come. In other words, it’s perfect fodder for ‘SNL,’ who took the film and transformed it into something far creepier and funnier than anything in the actual movie.
In ‘Her,’ Joaquin Phoenix plays an ordinary but heartbroken guy in the near future who falls in love with a hyper-intelligent, personalized operating system voiced by Scarlett Johansson. It’s a premise that’s ripe for parody — after all, for all of its power and humanity, it’s still about a man in love with his smartphone. ‘SNL’ puts guest host Jonah Hill in the Phoenix role and has him discover that his ideal operating system isn’t a sultry A.I. sexpot, but rather … himself. Hilarious and disturbing antics ensue as Hill proceeds to enter a relationship with a disembodied voice that sounds and acts just like him.
Hill, who has always been good at playing self-obsessed weirdos and narcissists, pulls this role off like the pro that he is. Of course, the only thing funnier than Hill falling in love with the phone version of himself is Michael Cera showing up for a cameo that would be the most disturbing thing we’ve seen in 2014 so far if it wasn’t so funny.
In short, you really should see ‘Her’ … but you should also watch this sketch.