Joaquin Phoenix Tells Amy Adams What It’s Like to Date a Computer in ‘Her’ Trailer (Video)

His ex-wife doesn’t seem as open to the idea

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 7:55 PM

A new trailer for Spike Jonze’s “Her” shows how two actual women in the life of Joaquin Phoenix‘s character react to the news that he’s dating a computer.

Amy Adams plays a friendly acquaintance of Phoenix — a lonely, divorced writer. She is surprisingly accepting of his relationship with his operating system, Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Rooney Mara plays his ex-wife, and she’s not nearly as cool with it.

Also read: River Phoenix’s Final Moments Revealed in New Book: ‘I Think I’m OD’ing’

“You always wanted to have a wife without the challenges of actually dealing with anything real,” Mara says in the video (above). “I’m glad that you found someone.”

What a buzzkill.

“Her” opens in limited release on Dec. 18 before expanding wide on Jan. 10.