This movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression, except for Gene, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
This was the first feature-length animated movie nominated for Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. It was also the first animated movie nominated for a Razzie for Worst screenwriting since The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), which was nominated for "Worst Written Film Grossing Over One Hundred Million Dollars" in 1997. Eventually, this movie won all five Razzies for which it was nominated, including Worst Picture and Worst Director. See more »
Alex can see the emojis on his keyboard before he picks them. The image data is already in the memory, so there is no reason the emojis would need to be scanned every time they are picked. See more »
The world we live in. It's so wondrous, mysterious, even magical. No. No, no, not that world. I meant this one: the smartphone. Each system and program and app is its own little planet of perfect technology. All providing services so necessary, so crucial, so unbelievably profound.
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SPOILER: There is a scene before the closing rolling credits: Smiler is stuck in the loser lounge, wearing braces and losing a game of cards. See more »
For its UK release, Sony had to remove some mild language in order to receive an U rating instead of a PG - this included a visual use of "WTF" (considered 'disguised strong language' and worthy of a 12A) and a verbal use of "turd". See more »