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Jexi (2019)

R | | Comedy | 11 October 2019 (USA)
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A comedy about what can happen when you love your phone more than anything else in your life.

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Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Devine ... Phil
Alexandra Shipp ... Cate
Rose Byrne ... Jexi (voice)
Ron Funches ... Craig
Charlyne Yi ... Elaine
Michael Peña ... Kai
Wanda Sykes ... Denice
Kid Cudi ... Kid Cudi
Justin Hartley ... Brody
Gavin Root ... Phil (10 Years)
Blake Grunder ... Phil (5 Years)
Richard Harder Richard Harder ... Kickball Umpire
Ray Reinhardt Ray Reinhardt ... Old Man
Diana Jackson ... Phil's Mom
Aaron Wilton ... Phil's Dad
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Storyline

Phil has a major dependency issue - he's addicted to his phone. He has no friends, he has a job writing pop culture "Top 10" lists, and his love life is non-existent. But his Facebook status is about to change. When he is forced to upgrade his phone, the latest model comes with an unexpected feature...Jexi - an A.I. life coach, virtual assistant and cheerleader. With her help, Phil begins to get a real life. But as he becomes less dependent on his phone, Jexi's artificial intelligence morphs into a tech nightmare determined to keep Phil all to herself, even if it means ruining his chances of finding success.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She had him at "hello"

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong/crude sexual content and language throughout, some drug use and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jexi - Túl okos telefon See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,106,730, 13 October 2019

Gross USA:

$5,722,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,877,885
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Trivia

Alexandra Shipp & Rose Byrne previously co-starred in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). See more »

Goofs

There is stock footage of San Francisco playing to transition to a morning scene half way though the movie. One scene is a 'sunrise' of the bay bridge. The stock footage is a sunset, rather than sunrise because the sun is setting in the west and not rising in the east of San Francisco. See more »

Quotes

Jexi: I am the captain now.
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Referenced in Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.39 (2019) See more »

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Happy Birthday
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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This script's OS needs an update
11 October 2019 | by DrewzQuickReviewzSee all my reviews

This one would have done better as a YouTube short. You can feel the film making feeble attempts to extend itself to feature length while reaching for a plot that's just barely there. The protagonist isn't very likable (despite Adam Devine's efforts) and his love interest hardly even registers as a character (although she's played by the charming Alexandra Shipp). The humor is often very obvious and tiresome and the film, a comedy, only ever achieves a handful of chuckles. It even tries to have a message and while the idea of putting the phone down and really experiencing life and true human connection is interesting it's fumbled in "Jexi"'s clumsy hands (for a far better exploration of this theme, see Spike Jonze's "Her"). Adam Devine is funny, "Workaholics" is proof of that, but he needs a better script (it's pretty bad) than this.


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