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Technology tears Martin Starr and Mae Whitman apart in Operator exclusive clip

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“I would like to go back to being your wife,” Mae Whitman says in an exclusive clip from Operator, a new film starring the Parenthood actress and Silicon Valley’s Martin Starr. “And not your science experiment.”

The movie follows a computer programmer (Starr) who enlists his wife, a hotel concierge with an exceptionally soothing demeanor (Whitman), to help create a new voice for his company’s automated call system. It’s fun at first — until Joe starts favoring the robotic, pre-recorded version of Emily over the real her.

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Mae Whitman gets the Her treatment in Operator trailer

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In HerJoaquin Phoenix’s character grows attached to a bodiless voice. In the upcoming Operator, Martin Starr’s character, Joe, also grows attached to a bodiless voice — the big difference, though, is that this voice is a replica of his (living, breathing) wife’s (Mae Whitman).

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