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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.

      Directors:

      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 Pe?a ... 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:

      Official site

      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

      Budget:

      $5,000,000 (estimated)

      Opening Weekend USA:

      $3,106,730, 13 October 2019

      Gross USA:

      $6,546,159

      Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

      $7,257,918
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      Did You Know?

      Trivia

      Phil shares the same San Francisco apartment building as Eddie Brock in Venom (2018). See more »

      Goofs

      Jexi is on the cloud and can control any connected device, updating the OS on one device doesn't disable it's ability to control any other device not being updated. See more »

      Quotes

      Phil: Will you accept our new user agreement?
      Phil: Yes I will.
      Jexi: Would you like to read it first?
      Phil: Nah, I'm good.
      Jexi: Stupid.
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      Happy Birthday
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      User Reviews

       
      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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