A single film can come from many sources of inspiration, but part of the idea for the movie Her came 10 years ago, when writer and director Spike Jonze was interacting with an online chatbot. More specifically, it came midway through the conversation, when things got weird. "You're not very interesting," the bot told him. The filmmaker wasn't charmed, but he was intrigued. Instead of seeming blandly, vaguely human, Jonze says, "it was sassy and had an attitude and a point of view of the world."