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Coming Distractions: Mae Whitman struggles to be heard in the Operator trailer

While Her crafted a science fiction fantasy where an AI companion was so fully inhabited that a human could fall in love with it, the film had to suspend one painful fact of reality: today’s interactive voice response technology kind of blows. And that appears to be the launching pad for Operator. Martin Starr plays Joe, a frustrated software engineer at Welltrix trying to create Alexis, a vocal response system for call centers.
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