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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 »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jexi 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:

$8,935,748
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Trivia

Justin Hartley ('Kevin' in This is Us) calls Cate "Katie-girl", which us the nickname that his dad, Jack Pearson, calls his sister Kate Pearson in This is Us. 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

Denice: You know I see hipster dudes like you come in here everyday. Crying about how their phone died, and how they need a new phone. They're like little crackheads. They got crazy eyes and they're all scratchy. And like "I need a new phone man."
Phil: I'm not a crackhead.
Denice: Then you're not. You're worse than a crackhead. Cause at least a crackhead gets up off the couch every now and then to go get some more crack. Crackhead says hello to all his little crackhead friends. A crackhead gets his steps in. But ...
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Jexi (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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Adult Humor - Funny Stuff - Good Story - See It!
20 October 2019 | by dan_slentzSee all my reviews

"Jexi" starring Adam Devine (Modern Family) and Alexandra Shipp. First thing to know is this is NOT a movie for kids under 16. Very adult humor and language. With that said, it's an adult comedy and it's really well done. Jexi is the artificial intelligence in a new smart phone. I give the credit to Kurk Vonnegut's 1950 short story EPICAC about a computer the develops an awareness and even falls in love asked being asked to write love poetry for the inspiration for this movie. We can also give credit to the very cute 1984 movie "Electric Dreams" where a computer is asked to compose music for a man's love interest.. and the computer gets a little too involved.

Unlike EPICAC and "Electric Dreams", "Jexi" is far more raunchy and mischievous. Devine has been great in his film work and doesn't fail to entertain. Shipp is the epitome of the cute love interest (she's an excellent actress, very natural, and stunningly pretty). Wanda Sykes isn't on the screen a lot, but she's her natural "hoot" and oh, so, memorable! Funny lady!! And Michael Peña is also a blast at being Phil's (Devine's) boss in the movie.

Very good adult comedy. If you're easily offended, don't see it. If you think your kid is mature enough to watch it, I'd suggest seeing it first. I'd give this a 6.7. Worth watching!


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